National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Opened in 1890, this Museum displays artefacts dating from 7000BC. Collections include the finest prehistoric gold artefacts in Western Europe, outstanding examples of metalwork from the Celtic Iron Age and the world-renowned collection of medieval objects and jewellery. The Broighter Hoard, The Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and Derrynaflan Hoard are among the masterpieces. The fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centres on a number of recently found bog bodies. The Museum also houses a rich collection of Egyptian and Viking material.

Contact Us

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Opening Times
Tue - Sat; 10.00 - 17.00, Sun; 14.00 - 17.00.
Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday
Nearest Luas – Green Line – St Stephen’s Green
Buses – Please check the website for details
Nearest Dart Station: Pearse Street
Parking: city centre on-street pay & display
Admission Rates
Free of Charge