Informations about The National Museum of Ireland
Fans of the great national museums will be spoiled: the National Museum of Ireland based in Dublin offers one of the most prestigious collections of prehistoric, Viking and medieval artefacts in all of Europe. Not forgetting its objects from the decorative arts, Irish political history and its naturalized animal species… There is something for everyone! And every time: access is free!
Visit the National Museum of Dublin
National Museum of Ireland – © Anton Ivanov Photo
The National Museum of Dublin is so imposing, that its collection is spread over 3 centres in Dublin). Each one presents Ireland in its own way through different themes such as History, Art, and Culture…
Thus, the national museum is divided into 3 distinct establishments (you’ll have to walk a bit to connect them) :
- The National Museum of Archaeology in Dublin : gigantic, it counts an imposing collection of archaeological objects dating from the First Men in Ireland to the present day.
- The Natural History Museum of Dublin: it is the Natural History Museum of the country. It lists hundreds of naturalized animal species as well as magnificent skeletons, including that of a 20-metre whale!
- The Decorative Arts & History Museum: This former barracks was converted into a museum in 1997, and contains countless objects related to Irish History and its decorative arts. Don’t miss the “Great Seal of the Irish Free State” and the Chinese porcelain vase which is more than 1,300 years old… This museum will also introduce you to Ireland’s troubled past, up to the declaration of a self-governing Republic of Ireland, and the partitioning of Northern Ireland… A very good exhibition in any case!
Address: Benburb Street, Dublin
Location: St Stephen's Green
GPS : 53.340297,-6.254965
*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.
- Sunday and Monday: from 13:00 to 17:00.
- Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 17:00.
- Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
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Still so much to discover!