National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, Dublin

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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History houses 10,000 zoological exhibits that have remained popular and relatively unchanged over the last century. The museum, which opened in 1856, now showcases more than 2 million animals from Ireland and around the world. In the Irish Room on the second floor, see native creatures, including Giant Irish deer skeletons and a Basking shark. On the first floor, admire non-native animals, such as quagga and pygmy hippopotamus. Check online for tour schedules and upcoming events. Only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Closed on Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). Use our Dublin itinerary builder to arrange your visit to National Museum of Ireland - Natural History and other attractions in Dublin.
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  • Dublin also offers a free Museum of natural history, though if you saw that in London it is best not to compare it. Is small and simple.
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  • It is a very nice museum with different types of animals from Ireland. Unfortunately the second floor was closed, I hope to go back there and visit the whole museum.  more »
  • Fascinating in its genre ... full of impressive specimens ... the Majesty of the Moose at the entrance ... just wish the second floor was closed!
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  • Every few months I take the kids to the museum and though the exhibits generally remain the same, they absolutely love every visit. A great variety on show. The only down side is the lack of elevator, but it's a nice free outing that everyone in the family enjoys!
  • Don't think this is like the NHM in London - it's more worth a visit as almost an archaic throwback to Victorian values on natural history. The building itself is beautiful inside with the main gallery housing a huge range of mainly stuffed animals - and that would be main point. This may not be to everyone's taste but it's a fantastic throwback or time capsule in a sense and the gallery is fantastic to look at. There are some smaller interesting exhibits too.
  • All things macabre and creepy. Free entry, a large variety of animal and skeleton exhibits, cases of bugs and butterflies and even some fossils, rocks and gems. excellent place to spend a bored rainy day. Great opportunities to practice taking photos, too.
  • Nice place to see as many animals in their natural size in Ireland. Such a variety, just marvelous, and mostly well preserved. Not into killing of them, but since they are already killed why wouldn't they be used as exponats. A must see if you're visiting Dublin, and is close to other museums and galleries.
  • Best places to go for introverts!! If you enjoy nature and want to expand your knowledge of the animal kingdom

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