National Museum, Archaeology
Opening Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday: 2pm - 5pm. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Events at National Museum, Archaeology
Exhibition documenting human settlement in Ireland from the stone tools of the first hunter-gatherers around 7,000 BC to the bronze weapons of the Later Bronze Age around 500BC
|Ór - Ireland's Gold
Collection of prehistoric goldwork, ranging in date between 2200BC and 500BC
Exhibition charting outstanding religious and secular metalwork dating from the pagan Celtic Iron Age through to the Middle Ages
Exhibition documenting the Viking Age in Ireland from c.800 AD to c.1150 AD
|Medieval Ireland 1150 - 1550
Three galleries entitled Power, Work and Prayer, reflecting the three-fold division of medieval society - nobles, common people and clergy.
Exhibition of about 3,000 objects from excavations carried out in Egypt between the 1890s and the 1920s and ranging in date from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages.
|Kingship and Sacrifice - An exhibition of Iron Age bog Bodies and Related Finds
Iron Age bog bodies found preserved at Oldcroghan, Co. Offaly and Clonycavan, Co. Meath in 2003
|Ceramics And Glass From Ancient Cyprus
This exhibition focuses on Cypriot artefacts in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland, many of which have never been exhibited before.
|Life and Death in The Roman World
Roman and Byzantine Exhibition - Please note this gallery is currently closed for ongoing maintenance.
Saturday 1st June 2013
|Public Tour: The Top Ten
Explore 7,000 years of Irish history through 10 exciting artefacts, including a gold lunula, the 'Tara' Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.
Sunday 9th June 2013
|Workshop My Museum: Become a Junior Scribe
Join artist and illustrator Aoife Patterson to explore the decoration of ancient Irish manuscripts, practice writing like an Early Christian monk and make your own illuminated art to take home.
Saturday 15th June 2013
|Saturday Talk: the Book of Pottlerath
Join artist and illustrator Aoife Patterson to explore the decoration of ancient Irish manuscripts, practice writing like an Early Christian monk and make your own illuminated art to take home. For adults.
Sunday 16th June 2013
|Special Tour: Blooms Day Celebration
Join Jennifer O'Mahony, NMI and trace the steps of Leopold Bloom with an afternoon visit to the National Museum of Ireland. Adult activity.
Sunday 23rd June 2013
Help restore some archaeological objects like the Ardagh Chalice by piecing the paper 'fragments' together. All ages activity.
Saturday 29th June 2013
|Make a Mosaic
Learn more about this ancient craft and be inspired by the mosaic floor of the National Museum building to create your own mosaic to take home. Drop-in activity for ages 6 - 12. Not wheelchair accessible.