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Natural History Museum

Category: Families, Kids, Rainy Day, Culture, Nature/Wildlife, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Museums & Galleries, General Attractions

Merrion Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 677 7444

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Home to galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas

Natural History Museum

Founded by famous Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone in 1857. The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is home to galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, also geological exhibits from a total collection of about 2 million scientific specimens.

Also known as 'The Dead Zoo', the Museum's 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world and is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and although it was refurbished in recent years has changed little in over a century.

Opening Time:

Open year round, except 25 Dec & Good Fri. Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 2pm-5pm. Closed Mon (including bank hols)

Admission Charge:

Natural History Museum - Merrion Square Dublin 2 Ireland
Natural History Museum - Merrion Square Dublin 2 Ireland
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Southwest corner of Merrion Square, beside government buildings

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