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[title size=”2″]Description[/title]

Opened in 1890 as the Dublin Museum of Science and Art, the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology maintains collections of prehistoric Irish artefacts, Ancient Egyptian artefacts, and a some relics from Europe and Great Britain. There are also several permanent exhibitions, such as The Treasury, a collection of medieval Irish treasures of both Christian and pagan cultures, the manuscript of the Fadden More Psalter, and artefacts leftover from medieval craftsmen. Other exhibits include Life and Death in the Roman World, Kingship and Sacrifice, and one of the largest collections of Bronze Age goldwork in western Europe, Ór – Ireland’s Gold.

Additionally, the museum offers tours, workshops and seminars demonstrating many primitive skills, such as ancient fishing techniques, calligraphy, pottery making, cloth weaving and sword-handling. The Museum Café is open to all museum patrons and offers a variety of soups, sandwiches and pasta. Those interested in shopping are welcome to the Museum shop, where they may purchase books, souvenirs, models, and jewelry inspired by the many pieces on display in the museum.

[title size=”2″]Opening Times[/title]

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday – 2 pm to 5 pm

Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

[title size=”2″]Admission[/title]

Free

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[title size=”2″]Location[/title]
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 1 6777444
Fax: +353 1 6777450
Email: marketing@museum.ie
WEBSITE: http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/archaeology-and-ethnography-museum.aspx

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