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The National Museum of Ireland ľ Archaeology
The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland located on Kildare Street in Dublin 2.
The Museum is repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and home to over two million artefacts.
The Museum itself is an architectural landmark; it was custom-built as a museum and opened its doors to the public on 29th August 1890. It is built in the Victorian Palladian style and has been compared with the Altes Museum in Berlin. Neo-classical influences can be seen in the colonnaded entrance and the domed rotunda, which rises to a height of 20 metres and is modelled on the Pantheon in Rome. The interior is just as impressive with classical columns, groups of cherubs, splendid mosaic floors, majolica fireplaces and the richly carved wooden doors. The design is truly splendid and is as popular with visitors as the museum collection itself.
The archaeological collections have been added to considerably over the last 100 years and are significant in extent. The three areas are of acknowledged international standing are, the prehistoric gold collection, the collection of ecclesiastical metalwork and ornaments of the medieval period; and the Viking Dublin assemblage.
The period covered by the exhibitions extends from the Mesolithic through to the end of the medieval period and houses such famous pieces as the 8th century Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch, as well as the Broighter Gold and the Derrynaflan Hoard, all famous examples of early medieval metalwork in Ireland. The shrine of St Patrick's Bell from the 11th century as well as prehistoric ornaments from the Bronze Age.
There are special displays of items from Egypt, Cyprus and the Roman world, and special exhibitions are regularly mounted.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission is Free
The Museum of Archaeology is approx 15min walk from the Castle Hotel. Alternatively you can take the No. 7, 7A or 8 bus from O'Connell St and it will leave you outside the museum.
The National Museum of Ireland
Museum of Archaeology
The Castle Hotel, Gardiner Row/Great Denmark St, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: +353(0)1 874 6949 email@example.com
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