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Late opening and shopping this Christmas at the NMI - Archaeology

Irish made pop-up cards by Paperbear are a firm favourite in the Museum Shop this Christmas

The Museum is delighted to announce we are open late at the NMI - Archaeology on Kildare Street, Dublin 2, for a Christmas visit and some special seasonal shopping across a unique range of crafts, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, books and more. 

The NMI - Archaeology is open until 8pm on Thursday and Friday, 10 and 11 December, and Thursday and Friday, 17 and 18 December. Admission, as always, is free. Museum visitors will need to book a free timed entry ticket in advance.

Be sure to visit the Museum Shop while you are here to browse unique gifts for all ages. If you haven't booked a Museum visit, you can still pop-in to the Museum Shop and find that special gift. Some firm favourites this year include a selection of Irish-made, pop-up Christmas cards by Dublin company Paperbear, and a fun range of wooden Viking toys.  

The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the perfect place to connect with culture this Christmas and see important archaeological artefacts dating from 7000 BC up to the 20th century.

It is home to an extraordinary range of iconic treasures, including the Ardagh Chalice, the 'Tara' Brooch and the famous Derrynaflan Hoard.

Highlights include the world-famous Iron Age ‘bog bodies’, an exhibition of prehistoric Irish gold, and a section dedicated to an early medieval book of psalms known as the Faddan More Psalter.


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