This museum has some firm Favourites such as Ardagh Chalice, Bog Body, Brotghter Hoard, Clonmacnoise Crozier, Dowris Hoard, Gleninsheen Collar, Loughnashade Trumpet and Tara Brooch.
I liked the Gold Exhibition.
Natural History Museum
This curious and fascinatingly creepy museum remains almost untouched since it was opened in 1857 by David Livingstone, who also gave the inaugural lecture on the subject of 'African Fauna'. The Irish room on the ground floor is dedicated to wildlife. Upon entering, one is met with three skeletons of the extinct Irish elk that lived 10,000 years ago. The room also features a variety of creatures displayed in pickling jars, including an octopus, leeches and worms. Don't forget to have a look at the the world collection upstairs, which features stuffed rhinos, pandas and two whales. Also worth seeing is the Blaschka collection of marine plants. In all, this museum provides a marvellous (if somewhat creepy) insight into the world of the Victorian museum-as-mausoleum. Admission is free.
The National Museum houses artefacts which date from 7,000BC to the 20th century. The Museum has recently been extensively upgraded and today is based at two sites, Kildare Street and Collins Barracks. The Kildare Street site is home to pieces from Viking times, alongside Celtic masterpieces and one of the largest collections of Bronze Age gold in the world. The centrepiece of the collection is the Ardagh Chalice, which dates back to 800AD. The museum also includes an exhibition dealing with Ireland's struggle for independence from 1916-1922. In addition, there's a pleasant café and bookstore on-site.
This museum contains loads of stuffed dead animals from both around Ireland and the rest of the world. Interesting and educational especially for the kids.
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