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Browse Timeless Collections at the National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland houses thousands of artifacts and collections that tell the story of Irish heritage, culture, the arts, and natural history. The museum consists of four separate buildings with three sites in Dublin and one in Mayo, Ireland. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the museums, see themed collections, and attend special events throughout the year. The magnificent collections, coupled with the historic buildings and rich architecture, make this the perfect destination to learn about Irish culture and history.


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Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday and Monday 1pm - 5pm


  • Primary and Post-Primary School Programmes
  • Research Service
  • Seasonal Activities


  • Treasury Exhibition
  • Ancient Egypt Exhibition
  • Kingship and Sacrifice Exhibition
  • Natural History Exhibitions
  • Viking Ireland Exhibition
  • Country Life Exhibitions


  • When is the best time to visit the National Museum in Dublin?

    The museum is open year round and is within walking distance to the hotel. Admission to all four locations on Kildare Street, the Collins Barracks, Turlough Park and Merrion Square is free. Visitors can take self-guided tours of each museum to discover the exhibits at their own pace.
  • What other museums are there near the National Museum of Ireland?

    The museum has four locations with three sites in Dublin and one in Mayo. Each museum specialises in a different area of cultural history or science. You can visit the Archaeology, Decorative Arts & History, and Natural History museums in Dublin and the Country Life museum in Mayo.

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