The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is a zoological museum containing collections illustrative of the wildlife and natural history of Ireland, as well as an extensive African and Asian exhibition. There are children's tours at the weekend with face painting and storytelling. The Irish Room is located on the ground floor with Irish mammals displayed in the centre of the floor including the red deer, squirrel, otter, hare, badger and fox.
There is an exhibition of Irish birds, with a special feature on sea birds and kingfishers. At the rear of the ground floor visitors can see displays of butterflies and other insects, while the skeleton of the extinct giant Irish deer is also on display. Don't miss the apes and monkeys, Indian elephant, zebra, giant panda and pygmy hippopotamus. Birds and fish are exhibited in the galleries, and watch out for the skeletons of two whales stranded on the Irish coast which are suspended from the roof!
Location. Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
Bus. 7, 7a, 8, 45 from Burgh Quay.
Phone. +353 1 6777444
Fax. 353 1 6619199
Opening Hours. Tuesday –Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 2pm-5pm.
Entrance Fee. Free