|Kildare Street, Dublin 2. (Map
p49s51 - Q51)
Phone: 6777444 Fax: 6777828
Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 14.00-17.00. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Dec. 25.
How to get there: Centrally located 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street/ Trinity College.
Nearest DART station: Pearse Street.
Bus routes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 44, 47, 47B, 48A, 62 to Merrion Square / Merrion Row. The MuseumLink shuttle-bus links all three National Museums (phone 6777444).
An archaeology and history museum, comprising 6 main collections: The Treasury, Ireland's Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, Viking Age Ireland, The Road to Independence, and Ancient Egypt.
Don't miss : the priceless gold ‘hoards' from the Bronze Age; the Celtic Art from ‘The Treasury', especially the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice.
Facilities: frequent guided Tours, cost £1.00; audio-visual presentations of part of the collection available in several languages; Gift Shop, Restaurant.
Vistors with disabilities: the ground-floor exhibitions, restaurant, gift shop and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.