The National Museum of Ireland descends from the amalgamation of parts of the collections of a number of
Dublin cultural institutions from the 18th and 19th centuries. The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
on Kildare Street has displays on prehistoric Ireland, including early work in gold, church treasures and objects
from the Viking and medieval periods. The Kingship and Sacrifice exhibition includes well preserved bog bodies
and Ralaghan Man. There are special displays of items from Egypt, Cyprus and the Roman world,
and special exhibitions are regularly mounted.
The Natural History Museum, which is part of the National Museum, although often thought of as distinct,
is on Merrion Street in Dublin and houses specimens of animals from around the world. Its collection and Victorian appearance have not changed significantly since the early 20th century.
The National Museum of Ireland is less than 10 min walk from Stauntons on the Green.