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"National Museum of Ireland - History & Archeology" National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street Tip by Jefie

  National Museum of Ireland on Kildare St.
by Jefie

The National Museum of Ireland's branch on Kildare Street is dedicated to the history and archeology of Ireland. The building was designed by Sir Thomas Deane and it opened in 1890 along with its neighbour, the National Library of Ireland. The museum is open to visitors free of charge. What I thought was the most interesting was the large amount of cultural and social anthropology information available, especially when it came to death rituals throughout the ages. Archeological information about Ireland is divided into three main categories: Prehistoric Ireland, Viking Ireland and Medieval Ireland. One of my favourite features was in the Viking section, where you can see skulls that bear numerous marks of battles. There are also small sections dedicated to Ancient Egypt and Cyprus, as well as an impressive collection of Irish prehistoric goldwork.

The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday) and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Address: Kildare Street
Directions: Downtown Dublin
Phone: 353 (01) 677-7444

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 23, 2009
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