National Museum Archaeology Events

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and home to over two million artefacts.

The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology Events

Calendar of Events for details of temporary exhibitions and ongoing programme of events for your family.

Engage & Learn

Browse upcoming events for all ages, book a tour or activity for your school, and discover a range of learning resources for at home or in the classroom.

National Museum Admission And Opening Hours

Admission to the Museum is free

Opening hours:-

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday and Monday 1pm – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day and Good Friday

The National Museum Cafe

The Museum Café offers a wide range of foods from salads, breads, sandwiches, pasta and soup to specialty coffees, muffins, pastries and desserts.

You will find child-friendly food at Brambles Café and high-chairs are available on request

The café is open during Museum hours.

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology Directions

On Foot – Approximately:

  • Two minutes walk from Grafton Street or St Stephen’s Green
  • 15 minutes walk from O’Connell Street or Dublin Docklands

By Bicycle

  • Cycle racks are available to the left of the steps up to the entrance to the Museum

Public Transport

  • Bus: 7, 7A, 8,10,11,13 (O’Connell Street)
  • Luas: Green Line Luas (tram). Two minutes walk from ‘St Stephen’s Green’ stop
  • Train: Five minutes walk from ‘Pearse’ station on Westland Row

By Car

  • Car parking is not available onsite, but there are several public car parks in the vicinity

Other Options

  • DoDublin ‘Hop on Hop Off’ Bus Tours, have a drop off and pick up stop at our three sites in Dublin
  • Museum Link (172) operated by Dublin Bus has a drop off and pick up stop at the three Dublin sites


The National Museum of Ireland has four sites-

National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History

National Museum of Ireland Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland Natural History

National Museum of Country Life