Discover gold, bog bodies, ceramics, glass, Viking artefacts as well many other archaeological objects found in Ireland and around the world.

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 on-site.

  • Opened in 1890
  • Biggest collection of gold artefacts after Greece
  • Discover many facets of Ireland

Open Daily Year Round

See website for opening times.

Closed Christmas and Good Friday.


Admission Prices

Admission is FREE

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

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.

Getting There

Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, near St. Stephen’s Green

Public Transport
Bus: 8, 11, 46A, 145, 37, 38, 39, 44
Luas (Green): St. Stephen’s Green, Dawson, Trinity
Dart: Dublin Pearse

Map Location: 53.340223, -6.254921
Contact National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Eircode: D02 FH48
T: +353 (0)1 677 7444
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