Built in 1856, the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is a magnificent Victorian artefact in its own right. Sometimes described as ‘a museum of a museum’, it houses a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection of more than 10,000 exhibits. Visitors can explore Irish mammals, birds, fish and insects, as well as mammals from around the world.
Highlights include imposing skeletons of Ireland’s extinct giant deer and a huge, basking shark suspended from the ceiling. The aptly named Wonder Cabinet allows visitors to get up-close to museum objects with a fascinating handling collection.
Enjoy a trip to the recently reopened ground floor of the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History on Culture Night, when the doors will be open late for exciting evening visits, but don’t forget to book your ticket!
Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Genres: Heritage / History / Museum
Features: All ages / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, D02 F627