The Building & Architecture
The building, designed by Cork architects Thomas Newenham Deane and his son Thomas Manly Deane, is an architectural landmark.
Don't forget to look down on your way in!
Splendid mosaic floors depict scenes from classical mythology,
the zodiac design in the rotunda (pictured above) is especially popular with visitors.
From Rome to Dublin
The colonnaded entrance and the domed rotunda, which rises to a height of 20 metres is modelled on the Pantheon in Rome.
Did you know?
Some of the Museum’s collections were originally housed in Leinster House (Government Buildings).
Find out more about the history and architecture of the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.