The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is home to an extraordinary range of priceless and iconic treasures, including the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the famous Derrynaflan Hoard. From Prehistoric Ireland to Ancient Egypt, visitors can see important archaeological artefacts dating from 7000 BC up to the 20th century.
Highlights include the world-famous Iron Age ‘bog bodies’, an exhibition of prehistoric Irish gold, and a section dedicated to an early medieval book of psalms known as the Faddan More Psalter.
The museum offers a year-round programme of workshops, talks and tours for all ages and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions on historical and contemporary themes.
There is also a café and gift shop onsite.
Open Year Round
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday & Monday: 13:00–17:00
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission Prices 2020
Admission is FREE
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Museum offers snacks and hot/cold drinks
SHOPPING: Museum shop selling gifts, books, jewellery and replica items.
PARKING: City centre on-street pay and display
ACCESSIBILITY: Only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible.
Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, near St. Stephen’s Green
Bus: 8, 11, 46A, 145, 37, 38, 39, 44
Luas (Green): St. Stephen’s Green, Dawson, Trinity
Dart: Dublin Pearse
Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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