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National Muesum of Ireland

National Muesum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland has four locations. Three sites are in Dublin and one is in Mayo. Each Museum site specialises in a particular area of culture and science:

Archaeology, located in Kildare Street, Dublin


Discover gold, bog bodies, ceramics, glass, Viking artefacts as well many other archaeological objects found in Ireland and around the world.

Decorative Arts & History, located at Collins Barracks, Dublin


Find Irish haute couture garments, furniture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, and exhibitions exploring Irish military history, including the 1916 Easter Rising.

Country Life, located at Turlough Park, Co. Mayo


With exhibitions spread over four floors, see how the people of rural Ireland lived in the hundred years between the Great Famine and the end of the 1950s.

Natural History, located at Merrion Square, Dublin


Also known as 'The Dead Zoo', the Museum's 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857.

Text and images courtesy of National Museum of Ireland.