National Museum of Ireland, Natural History

Local nameNational Museum of Ireland, Natural History
LocationDublin, Ireland

Opened in 1857, this natural history museum is also known as the Dead Zoo. Both the museum's display and the Victorian building has hardly changed since it was opened and it thus represents a rather historical type of a museum.

The museum offers an exquisite view into the natural history and it showcases more than 10,000 exhibits. There is also a special Irish Room that houses animals native to Ireland, from mammals to insects. Once you enter the museum, you will not probably fail to notice the enormous whale skeleton that is suspended from the roof and that is more than 20 metres long.

Do not bring large luggage since there are no cloakroom facilities in the museum. Also, there is no parking available at the museum but you can easily get here by public transport - take a bus to Kildare Street, Clare Street, or Merrion Row.

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Free entry.

More information and contact

Official Website



Phone +353 1 6777444

Address Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland

Coordinates 53°20'23.573" N -6°15'12.053" E

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