Natural History Museum of Ireland

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Things to do in County Dublin, Ireland - Natural History Museum of Ireland - YourDaysOut
Merrion Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland
Tue-Sat: 10:00-17:00; Sun: 14:00-17:00. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day & Good Friday
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Discover the natural world through lifelike zoological models, geological samples and engaging activity areas. Also known as 'The Dead Zoo', the Museum's 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century. The Irish Room on the ground floor is dedicated to animals native to Ireland, featuring a variety of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. The giant Irish deer skeletons found at the entrance of the Museum are some of the most famous and distinctive animals on display here. One of the skeletons has an antler span of 3.5 metres. On the upper floor you will find an elephant, polar bear, lions, an array of monkeys, apes and lemurs which make up the Mammals of the World collection. Other popular favourites include Spoticus the giraffe, and a 20...

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