National Museum of Ireland


The National Museum of Ireland Dublin is Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history in the world.

The Archaeology section on Kildare Street has displays on prehistoric Ireland, including early work in gold, church treasures and the Viking and medieval periods. There are special displays of items from Egypt, Cyprus and the Roman world, and special exhibitions are regularly mounted. Decorative Arts and History, including the Great Seal of the Irish Free State, is the part of the collection kept at the Collins Barracks site, a former military barracks named after Michael Collins in 1922. The Natural History Museum, is part of the National Museum, although often thought of as distinct, is on Merrion Street in Dublin and houses specimens of animals from around the world. Its collection and Victorian appearance have not changed significantly since the early 20th century.
The National Museum of Ireland
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2,
Dublin, Ireland

T:+353 1 6777444 
National Museum of Ireland Dublin

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