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Things to See & Do

Explore exciting exhibitions and unmissable artefacts.



At the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, you'll find artefacts dating from 7000BC to the 20th Century exhibited in seven galleries.

The Treasury exhibition space has been reopened after a major refurbishment where you can see iconic artefacts such as the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard, plus the Faddan More Psalter exhibition.

Make sure to visit the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibition which includes recently found bog bodies.

Ór – Ireland’s Gold exhibition is one of the largest and most important gold collections in Europe.

Featured in the fascinating Ancient Egypt exhibition are the gilt and painted cartonnage case of the mummy Tentdinebu, as well as a number of important stelae, tomb furniture, offering tables, jewellery and household objects.
Not to be missed is the Viking Ireland exhibition. At the centre of this exhibition is a display of finds from the Museum’s Dublin excavations, carried out between 1962 and 1981.

360° Exhibition Images - Archaeology

360° Exhibition Images - Archaeology

To give you an insider's view of the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

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Visitor Vox Pops

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10 Unmissable Objects from Clontarf 1014

10 Unmissable Objects from Clontarf 1014

Discover the stories behind these ten unique archaeological artefacts from the Clontarf 1014 exhibition.

The Ardagh Chalice

The Ardagh Chalice

This silver chalice, originally found at Reerasta, Ardagh, Co. Limerick was used for dispensing Eucharistic wine during the celebration of Mass.

Draw in the Museum

Draw in the Museum

Our Kildare Street site has been a great source of inspiration for artists and designers.

Read the Faddan More Psalter text

Read the Faddan More Psalter text

Compare original Latin psalms with their translation