Museum of Natural History

Part of the National Museum of Ireland, the Natural History Museum is a zoological museum with diverse collections of world wildlife from all ages. Two million species live side by side with decorated and sculptured panels depicting mythological figures.

There is an extensive Irish collection including the extinct giant Irish deer, as well as a world collection, which includes the skeleton of a sixty-five foot whale suspended from the roof.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday 10.00– 17.00
Sunday 14.00– 17.00

Closed Mondays (including bank holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday.


45 minutes approximately.


The Museum of Natural History is self-guided and free of charge – the admission to all museums in Dublin is free!