Natural History Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-16777444
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids

Natural History Museum - Review

The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History is an impressive museum with exceptionally interesting exhibits. The museum has a couple of floors with the upper ones displaying a scientific arrangement showing animals by taxonomic group. The lower floor houses giant deer skeletons and a variety of mammals, birds and fish. The entire floor is dedicated to Irish animals and you can learn a lot about them at the museum. If animals interest you, this is somewhere you must visit when in the city of Dublin.

Natural History Museum Information

  • Cloak is not available. Hence, avoid bringing large backpacks or suitcase in the museum.
  • Dublin’s weather is unpredictable. Hence, bring raincoat for a safety.
  • Hand held cameras are allowed in the museum. However, use of flash, video, tripods and other professional equipments are not permitted.

Natural History Museum Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Natural History Museum Hours

  • Closed on Good Friday.

How To reach Natural History Museum by Public Transport

  • Nearby bus stop: Dublin City South, Kildare Street( by bus no. – 700, 722, 904, 15N, 46N)

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TripHobo Highlights for Natural History Museum

  • Natural History Museum Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Natural History Museum Contact Number: +353-16777444
  • Natural History Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Natural History Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Natural History Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Natural History Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Natural History Museum

  • 11.13% of people who visit Dublin include Natural History Museum in their plan

  • 62.3% of people start their Natural History Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Natural History Museum

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

88.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Natural History Museum

People normally club together National Museum Of Ireland Archaeology and St Stephen's Greens while planning their visit to Natural History Museum.

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Natural History Museum Trips

Natural History Museum, Dublin Reviews

  • Really interesting way to spend an afternoon, and it's completely free. Some fantastic collections on the bog bodies and the vikings, along with early Christian art. Cute little Egyptian part as well, with some fascinating artifacts for a country you wouldn't associate with Egypt. Afternoon well spent, only reason I didn't give 5 stars is. For me nothing will beat the history museum in Copenhagen. But Dublin is very good and free.

  • The Natural Museum, (Natural History Museum) is a must see for nature lovers. The museum hosts a diversity of animals from multiple species and eras. The taxidermy is interesting. What I found most profound was seeing the giant deer that are now extinct (probably hunted out). There are animals from all continents and seeing the size of some of the animals I had only seen in books was great. give yourself at least two hours for a visit.

  • The dead zoo is amazing. Species cover all spectrums of animals, insects & sea life including skeletons & replicas of long extinct animals like the Giant Irish Deer. This is a place you can visit again & again whether with family, friends or on your own. And it's free but please leave a donation if you can so this amazing collection is available for the future.

  • Walking through the doors of this beautiful old building and the childhood memories come flooding back. The National Museum has done a wonderful job at repair works in resent years to try and bring this wonderful collection of our natural world and one of our finest public buildings back from the brink of decay. The collection is as extensive as I remember and as fascinating to today's kids as it was to us. It is a pity that the repair and upgrade works to the upper levels aren't as advanced which meant we couldn't access the upper walkways and the exhibits there in. It is a credit to the State that our National Museums and their collects are free to access to all and I for one certainly didn't mind placing a donation in the collection box at the front door so that future generations can continue to enjoy such a wonderful resource too.

  • Absolutely fantastic natural history museum. Particularly enjoyed the fact that it was split into two sections of Irish animals and then the rest of the world. Free in also makes this a must see for anyone visiting or living in Dublin.

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