National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Merrion Street, Dublin 2


National Museum of Ireland - Natural History



Merrion Street, Dublin 2



Built in 1856, the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History is a magnificent Victorian artefact in its own right. Sometimes described as ‘a museum of a museum’, it houses a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection of more than 10,000 exhibits. Visitors can exploreIrish mammals, birds, fish and insects, as well as mammals from around the world.



Admission is free.



Highlights include imposing skeletons of Ireland’s extinct giant deer and a huge, basking shark suspended from the ceiling. The aptly named Wonder Cabinet allows visitors to get up-close to museum objects with a fascinating handling collection.



The museum offers a year-round programme of workshops, talks and tours for all ages. There is also a gift shop onsite.



 



The hours of business for all sites have changed to:



Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm



Sunday and Monday 1pm - 5pm



Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday



 



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Contact Us




National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
Directions
Tel: +353 1 6777444

Nearest Luas – Green Line – St Stephen’s Green
Buses – Please check the website for details
www.dublinbus.ie
Nearest Dart Station: Pearse Street
Parking: city centre on-street pay & display
Opening Times
Tue - Sat; 10.00 - 17.00, Sun; 14.00 - 17.00.
Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission Rates
Free of Charge