The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Museum, History Museum, Science Museum
Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann, Merrion St
Dublin, Dublin City 2
+353 1 677 7444
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm


  • Also known as the Dead Zoo
  • I love how old-fashioned it is. It's like visiting a museum one hundred years ago!
  • Don't forget to look up ... there're are big sharks and whales hanging from the ceiling.
  • great. irish. elk.
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  • The entree is free, please donate something. This is a must see if you visit Dublin.
  • Very good for kids and scholars. Not at all bad even for grown-ups. Do climb to first floor as it is even better than ground floor.
  • It's prefect for rainy day for kids
  • Unique - great for kids big n small - great for art students too
  • The upstairs section is very neat. Deceivingly large!
  • Quite entertaining, with a bit of a science classroom feeling!definitely worth a visit!
  • The bog bodies! The bog bodies! Freaky!
  • Don't forget to go upstairs - they have a lot of stuffed animals from around the world!
  • Definitely check it out to see the awesome Irish Elk and Whales on the roof. Very cool.
  • Stuffed animals from every continent, a sense of what museums were like in an earlier era, and friendly staff. Its also Free. Totally worth a visit, even for 30 minutes if youre nearby.
  • Museo di storia naturale davvero bellissimo! C' davvero tanto da vedere, io ci ho passato delle ore e mi sono sentita di nuovo una bambina ad ammirare da vicino ogni animale! Consigliatissimo!
  • The museum was built in 1856 for parts of the collection of the Royal Dublin Society and the building and collection were later passed to the State.
  • Dead zoo in the original Victorian style. Penny Dreadfulwas filmed here. The upper floors are closed, but may open next year.
  • This museum is very informative both for the children and adults! You can learn many kind of specieies
  • Not much to see here.. But worth visiting if you're in the area (free); also visit nearby places (archaeological museum + national gallery + Oscar Wilde statue)