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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Lovely little museum

Took the tour of the museum whilst in Dublin for the weekend. It was very interesting and they have a nice collection of artefacts on display. The place was a lot smaller than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Westbury, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not long home from seeing PALS from.anu theatre reenactment of the Irish battalion I'm gallipoli OMG it was amazing I felt like I was really there. It was an amazing performance and the 1916 exhibition Was also fantastic. So much to see will be going back for another visit soon

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took the tour of the museum whilst in Dublin for the weekend. It was very interesting and they have a nice collection of artefacts on display. The place was a lot smaller than I expected but never the less worth a trip.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited here on a number of occasions over the years and each time I am left with a feeling of great disappointment. The building itself is no doubt impressive which itself has an interesting history but the collection and layout of the interior is in dire need of modernising. Apparently the museum was restored in 2010 which, according... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed most of this museum as it was informative and all the displays of animals are very interesting. But that was all it really had to offer, expected a bit more really. Was round the museum in about 15 mins...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

In Dublin for the day and heard about this museum while on the Viking Splash Tour. Headed over and at first thought that it was just the one room with birds, then went upstairs and saw the full glory. My son described it as "creepy and cool". Absolutely fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum and worth a visit for all the family. Found the exhibition of the first floor more interesting than the ground floor... Giraffes etc on display. Unfortunately the upper floors were closed to the public.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Before this museum is modernised, the artefacts rearranged, the experience interpreted and the displays mothballed this institution offers not only stuffed animals, fish, birds and insects but it also allows you to see the evolution of museums. Here you can still see how Dublin's Victorians filled their cabinets with their view of the world as well as enjoy an experience... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My children,husband and I loved this museum. My children love nature and were in awe of amazing stuffed creatures. A brilliant,free way to spend a rainy afternoon. The only downside was that the uppermost level was closed off and it was a little busy. I would love to spend more time there when it is quieter.A great way to teach... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Very easy to find, is as it suggests a collection of all species of birds, fish and animals. Really interesting for kids and a worthwhile stop on a day out.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Brought the kids for a look i enjoy the places fun and educational and another free to view and when tripping with kids free is good

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