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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum (Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2) — also known as ‘The Dead Zoo’, the Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century. There are animals native to Ireland on exhibit (such as the Peregrine Falcon, along with fish and insects), as well as animals from other parts of the globe. Among the items that stand out at this museum are Spoticus the giraffe, and a 20-meter long whale skeleton suspended from the roof. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 2 pm – 5 pm (Sunday), closed on Monday.