National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum, Dublin

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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum houses 10,000 zoological exhibits that have remained popular and relatively unchanged over the last century. The museum, which opened in 1856, now showcases more than 2 million animals from Ireland and around the world. In the Irish Room, see native creatures, including Giant Irish deer skeletons and a Basking shark. Admire non-native animals, such as quagga and pygmy hippopotamus. Check online for tour schedules and upcoming events. Only the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Closed on Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). Use our Dublin itinerary builder to arrange your visit to National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum and other attractions in Dublin.
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  • The museum is beautiful. You can admire the animals immortalized by wise hands, but not alive. This is the sense of sadness that you feel when you visit the museum. I loved it, although I couldn't visit the area at the top of the audience, but knowing that exposed animals once breathed and moved autonomously gave me the feeling that they had plundered their nature. However, the capture of most of the animals present dates back to the 19th century, and they would surely have died anyway. Apparently chaos reigns supreme, as it seems to stand in a full warehouse, but it is only appearance because the available spaces have all been used at their best. Admission is free and the visit is ideal on a rainy day.
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  • In the house with a floor shop. Really versatile collection. There is free access to the property. You can also find a little shop and TOILET. Book time for at least an hour because here it wears like wings.
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  • One of the museums that we had a chance to stop and look at while on our travels. The outside is so beautiful and the collection that they have is outstanding. I love the different tile work on the floor. Also liked that they had a gift shop and that it was free to the public.
  • Great place to learn about Irish history. Has many interesting exhibits ranging from the stone age, all the way to the medieval times. All items are very well preserved with appropriate labels which indicate the name and place of origin. One of the highlights of this museum are the bog men, which are very well preserved. The building itself has amazing architecture and an interesting layout. Fantastic for rainy days, or if you're a history enthusiast or simply wish to know more about Irish history.
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