Tours, Floor Plans, & Guidebook

Adult tour of National Museum of Archaeology

The Museum runs tours looking at Prehistoric and Viking Ireland, as well as talks for adults with expert speakers, and workshops for young children.


  • Public Tours and Adult Gallery Talks are run subject to availability. Please check the Calendar of Events for times and costs. 
  • Family Tours and My Museum Workshops give families with young children a chance to handle objects and experience the Museum in a unique and exciting way. Please check the Calendar of Events for times and costs.
  • Group Tours and Education Programmes can be arranged through the Education & Outreach Department at +353 1 6486453. At least two weeks notice is required when requesting tours. 
  • Currently we are unable to provide guided Tours for Language Schools, so all visits are self-directed. Advance notice of your visit should still be given so that the Museum can accommodate your group size. More information on Language School Group Visits.

Self-Directed Visit

The main benefit of a self-directed visit is that you can take in the Museum's collections at your own pace and focus on the areas that are of a particular interest to you. Don't forget, however, that our knowledgeable attendants and staff are on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.

To help plan your visit:

Floor Plans

For a quick overview of the exhibitions, pick up a floor plan when you are at the Museum, or download it here:


Archaeology Guide Book Cover - English
The Archaeology Guidebook (pictured left) is available from the Museum shop.

It is a beautiful collection of illustration, images and in-depth information about the exhibitions.

Download a guidebook or a floor plan. They're available in multiple languages.

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