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National Museum of Ireland

Museo Nacional de Irlanda

Museo Nacional de Irlanda

National Museum of Ireland (Kildare Street, Dublin 2) – this is the place to go for those wanting to explore Ireland’s history, especially during its medieval (1150 – 1550) and earlier periods (like the Iron Age). First opened in 1890, this museum’s mission is to exhibit Ireland’s archeological findings. Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artifacts in Europe, which is to be found in Or – Ireland’s Gold.

 

Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the same time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland. The new and fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centers on a number of recently found bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age. Displayed along with other bog finds from the Museum’s collections, it offers you an opportunity to come ‘face to face’ with your ancient ancestors. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 2 pm – 5 pm (Sunday). Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday.