National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Ireland is divided into three sections: the Collins Barracks Museum in Benburb Street, the archaeological museum in Kildare Street and the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street.

Location

Merrion Street Dublin 2, Co Dublin

History

The National Museum of Ireland is divided into three sections: the Collins Barracks Museum in Benburb Street, the archaeological museum in Kildare Street and the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street. The Natural History Museum first opened in 1857. This marvelous zoological museum, described as one of the finest and fullest collections in the old cabinet style, still has the ability to inspire wonder and amazement in young and old alike.

The Irish Room Collections illustrate the country's wildlife. Mammals occupy the centre of the room with a magnificent display of birds, butterflies and insects. The World Collection includes a skeleton of a 65 foot whale suspended from the roof while the Blaschka Collection consists of glass reproductions of marine specimens. Together the collections span the entire Irish experience and offer unique insights into our country's heritage and history , alongside important displays from other great cultures of the world.

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Details

Opening Times

All Year Tues - Sat 10:00-17:00 All Year Sun 14:00-17:00 Closed Mondays, Christmas Day, Good Friday.

Visit Length

2hrs

Admission

No admission fees

Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

All Year Tues - Sat 10:00-17:00 All Year Sun 14:00-17:00 Closed Mondays, Christmas Day, Good Friday.

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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