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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
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Ranked #54 of 551 things to do in Dublin
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 30 April 2012

This museum is free so you can't go wrong there. The main floor when you enter is full of Irish animals. There were ALOT of birds and fish. The other area has animals from around the world. Some of the taxidermy isn't done very well (let's admit it - some of it is very old), but all in all it was a fun trip on a rainy day.

Thank JMurph40
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

housed in a beautiful building are all the animals of ireland and many of the world, in stuffed, and skeletal forms. And fauna too!! all free and in a great ambiance, with friendly staff and lots of school children ( from Spain and France on the day we visited)

Thank gitta45
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

to the "museum of a museum" when museums were taxonomic collections devoted to the preservation of type specimens, light on interpretation, ecology, interactives or any of that stuff. Little kids will find this wildly entertaining, and most everyone else will too. Years ago, many museums around the world looked like this but I haven't seen anything like this in a very long time. This museum has apparently not changed much in over 100 years.

Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

That's what the locals refer to it as, the dead zoo! A lovely victorian building absolutely jam packed with enough species to keep you going back over and over again, i have brought my kids here since they were small, they love it, hide and seek is particularly a favourite with mine, Lots of exotic animals and prehistoric too, lots of them once walked on the land of ireland but are now extinct, such as wolves, bears and giant elks. there is also a fine specimen of a basking shak which was caught off the coast of ireland, they are still out there in real life too.
The place has this real victorian, darwinian vibe going on, i think it's because of the elderly building and that old woody even musty smell when you enter, absolutely brilliant, visit it, it's truly worth it.

Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

It's not on par with many Museums in size or contents,put still holds many precious artifacts,dating back centuries, among many the Ardare Chalice, discovered not all that long ago, if your interested in history and museums, it's a must on your list

Thank TudorY
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