TCD Zoological Museum, Dublin

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#41 of 68 in Museums in Dublin
Located right in the heart of Trinity College Dublin the Zoological Museum has been described as one of Dublin's best kept secrets.

Founded in 1777, the museum is home to over 25,000 specimens. The museum offers an interactive experience to visitors of all ages.

See Ireland's last Great Auk, and meet Prince Tom the royal elephant who traveled the world aboard the HMS Galatea. Check out some of the world's strangest teeth, have your picture taken through the jaws of a Great White Shark or measure yourself up against a narwhal's tusk.
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  • Well worth the modest entrance fee. Interesting exhibits and you can handle some specimens. There is also the option to hold spiders, giant snails and a gecko. We declined though! My 11 year old loved...  more »
  • Excellent value at 3 euro to visit this hidden treasure on the Trinity college campus. A very personalised experience with the college students giving our family what was really a private tour of the ...  more »
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  • Excellent surprise! small museum full of surprises and cool staff, for an inexpensive price (3euros/adult). Great variety of items, and you can touch the giant snail and cockroach (they're super-cool pets!). Don't hesitate to ask infos to the staff/students, they're really cool and knowledgeable, which is what makes this museum unique. Kids will love it, too.
  • admittance to the museum is super cheap! only 3 euro for adults, and the interactive exhibits really make it unique among other natural history museums. definitely go to see the Great Auk or Prince Tom the asian elephant!
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