Opened in 1890, the National Museum contains artefacts dating from 7000 BC to the 20th Century. Collections include The Treasury, featuring outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard.
Other collections include Ór-Ireland’s Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, Viking Age Ireland, Medieval Ireland 1150–1550 and Ancient Egypt. ‘Kingship & Sacrifice’ is a particularly fascinating exhibition centred on a number of recently found bog bodies of Iron Age date.
Open: Open year round. See website for opening times.
Closed on Mondays
Admission: Admission is free.
By Bus: Take bus numbers 7, 7a, 8, 10, 11 or 13
By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green Line to St. Stephen’s Green
By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Pearse Station