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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: Merrion St., Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-677-7444
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The ground floor of this museum is dedicated to Irish animals, featuring...
The ground floor of this museum is dedicated to Irish animals, featuring giant deer skeletons and a variety of mammals, birds and fish. The upper floors of the building were laid out in the 19th Century in a scientific arrangement showing animals by taxonomic group.
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A very interesting place to visit. Full of every type of domestic and international stuffed animals with plenty of information to go with the displays. The actual interior of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we loved this place and kids were just in awe at the animal displays and information. It was also free and make sure you take your camera for lots of great pics.parking very close by at very reasonable price. highly recommended.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was like taking a step back in time. it was wonderful. This is an old historic building stuffed to the brim with stuffed animals, skeletons of the majestic Irish Elk and a fabulous ambience of yesteryear. So worth a visit, we just came across this place and decided to pop in to pass some time and it was free,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place to visit. Full of every type of domestic and international stuffed animals with plenty of information to go with the displays. The actual interior of the building could do with a revamp as its a bit dated, dusty and shabby in places . Also the 'wardens' or whoever the men in the blue jackets with stripes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A fascinating place to visit. Allow yourself plenty of time to look at everything. It opened in 1857 and many of the exhibits date from this time but most are remarkably well preserved. Admission is free. As you walk in, the first things you see are the articulated skeletons of 3 Irish Elk – 2 males and a female. Around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An very old exhibition but with sooooooo many exhibits crammed in! Very obviously dated now but our 7 yr old was interested in what she saw still. Very busy museum too so obviously popular. A bit of a walk to get to for us but next to other museums and galleries as well as gardens so lots to do in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant spot for anyone with small kids. I went with a 7 year old and he loved it. Staff amazingly nice. It was really busy when we were there but that did not phase them one bit. Any questions my son had was answered no bother. Definitely using the booklet for kids going around made it very accessible for him.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Bog Bodies are on display here. That was the reason I had to visit. I was no disappointed. If you haven't read anything about them, do so. Then go visit this museum to see them. It was Amazing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum needs a serious make over by someone with vision. Packing lots of 'old' stuffed animals in cases into a room with minimal labeling and very little context does not educate the public. Best I can say is that it was free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is without doubt one of the best if not the best museum I have ever visited. Discreetly hidden away in Merrion square opposite the Merrion Hotel( where the rich and famous stay) only 500m from St Stephens green. The museum has existed since circa 1879 and really has not changed. It houses animals, many which are extinct(even a Tasmanian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just loved the old style museum with lots packed in, simple labels of species and origin. The building is superb and I loved the fact that I could hear young children excited about what they were seeing. Our children in their late teens and early twenties were just as pleased with their day out. A great family day out. X

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Additional Information about National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Address: Merrion St., Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-677-7444
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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