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National Museum of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology and History

Kildare St, Dublin 2

Tel: + 353 1 6777 444

The National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street officially opened its doors to the public in August 1890. The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland. This museum houses over 2,000,000 artifacts which range in date between 7000BC and the late medieval period.

The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History is home to the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum. This division is responsible for the portable archaeological heritage of Ireland. In addition to managing the archaeological collections the staff is also charged with caring for the substantial Ethnographical, Classical and Egyptian collections.

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology and History is one of four sites three of which are located in Dublin and one in Castlebar, co. Mayo

Opening Times:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm
Closed Monday including Bank Holidays.

Admission Prices:

Group Admission Prices
Groups that are charged €2 per person for a tour are: Language Schools, Retirement Groups, Interest Groups, Tour Operator Groups.

Groups that are free are: all primary, secondary and third level colleges, national and international, special needs groups, community groups, diplomats/delegates, tourism delegates.

Museum café, museum gift shop, education resource room, audio-visual presentation. Calendar of events available – call or email us for details.


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