National Museum of Archaeology and History

The National Museum of Ireland is divided into three sections: the Collins Barracks Museum in Benburb Street, the archaeological museum in Kildare Street and the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street.

Location

Kildare Street, Dublin City Centre

History

The National Museum of Ireland is divided into three sections: the Collins Barracks Museum in Benburb Street, the archaeological museum in Kildare Street and the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street.

Opened in 1890, the National History Museum of Ireland contains artifacts dating from 7000 BC to the twentieth century. The archaeological collection consists of The Treasury, featuring outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Ireland's Gold features the finest collection of prehistoric gold artifacts in Europe. Prehistoric Ireland introduces the visitors to the everyday culture of Irish prehistory . Other sections include the Viking Age Ireland, The Road to Independence and Ancient Egypt.

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Details

Opening Times

All Year Sun 14:00-17:00 All Year Tues - Sat 10:00-17:00 Closed Monday, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Visit Length

2hrs

Admission

No admission fees

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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