National Museum of Ireland | Natural History

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Things to do in , Ireland - National Museum of Ireland | Natural History - YourDaysOut
Merrion Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland
Tue-Sat: 10:00-17:00 | Sun-Mon: 13:00-17:00 | Closed 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...

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