Opened in 1890, the displays contain artefacts dating from 7000 BC to the 20th Century.
The collections include The Treasury, featuring outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Ór–Ireland’s Gold features the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, while Prehistoric Ireland introduces the visitor to the everyday culture of prehistory. Viking Ireland covers Irish archaeology from 800–1200AD.
Medieval Ireland 1150–1550 explores life in later medieval Ireland: meet the nobles who went to war, the common people who worked and the clergy who prayed in galleries entitled ‘Power’, ‘Work’ and ‘Prayer’. Ancient Egypt explores this mysterious and multi-faceted civilisation. Kingship & Sacrifice is a fascinating exhibition centred on a number of recently found bog bodies of Iron Age date.
Open Year Round
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday & Monday: 13:00–17:00
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission Prices 2019
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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