- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
This is a perfect rainy day trip with enough interest for all the family
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look skywards and note the Victorian structure - a museum piece in itself.
Established in 1890, this museum is a reflection of Ireland's heritage from 2000 B.C. to the present. The institution actually spans three sites, but for our money, the Museum of Archaeology is the finest of the quartet -- not that seeing any of its myriad treasures will cost you a penny. It is the home of many of the country's greatest historical finds, ranging from an extensive collection of Irish Bronze Age gold and the Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch, and Cross of Cong. Other highlights include the artifacts from the Wood Quay excavations of the Old Dublin Settlements. The only place where it falls flat is on interactive exhibits, which are well thought out and could be excellent, but which have tended to be a little neglected on the times we've visited. The museum has a good shop and cafe.
- © Frommer's 2013
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