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The National Museum of Ireland contains a wide range of diverse collections, predominately concerned with the history, art and culture of Ireland. It is a great museum, which contains thousands of artifacts from prehistory to modern times.
The current impressive building in Kildare Street was erected in the late 1900s, along classical lines. Marble was used extensively and the influence of Roman and Greek civilizations can be seen in the interior décor. The mosaic floors are particularly inspiring, as is the soaring sight of the cupola as you enter the building.
There are six main permanent collections, which include, Prehistoric Ireland, Viking Age Ireland, Ancient Egypt, The Treasury and Irela... read more