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The Natural History Museum Zoological Collection

The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History in Dublin

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The Zoological World Is Just Waiting to Be Explored


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.


If you are interested in history, the National Museum of Ireland also offers exhibitions on archaeology and decorative arts & history on other grounds in Dublin.


Useful Information
Opening Hours


10.00 – 17.00


14.00- 17.00

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

Duration of Visit

Approximately 60-90 minutes



Merrion Street, Dublin 2


Notes for Group Leaders

All National Museum of Ireland exhibitions in Dublin are self-guided and entry is free of charge!

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