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: Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids

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.

  • 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.

  • Entry is free.

  • Closed on Good Friday.

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

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  • 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
  • Time required to visit Natural History Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 11.12% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A nice way to introduce the youngest to museums: there are lots of animals and skeletons from all over the world, the size is just perfect so they won't get bored (it was done in 30 or 40 minutes). I am sure older children would spend a bit longer, we are free to go at our own pace. It is free but i was happy to leave a donation.

  • This is a great place to take the little ones. Lots of interesting animals and skeletons to see. It's not huge so you're able to go round it quite quickly so the little ones don't lose interest and want to leave. Some very interesting creatures that you won't see in many other places

  • A fabulous museum and a great way to spend an afternoon. Ground floor is filled with taxidermy and skeletons of Irish animals, birds and fish. First floor has worldwide examples. This place is fascinating to adults and children. Highly recommended.

  • Lovely museum with lots of exhibitions to explore. The Brambles cafe is very nice and food is always tasty, although the service is always very slow. Pricing is on par with any other city center cafe. There is ample seating with lots of natural lighting. The restaurant has a small room that has 3 large tables and toys to keep the kids amused. As it's a separate room you also don't have to worry too much about them being noisy.

  • An absolute must-see in Dublin. This was one of the best things I found in Dublin. If you're a fan of taxidermy (and who isn't, right?), this is an absolute MUST. The downstairs room is a little dated and exhibits a bit scruffy, but stil interesting. Then of course there is the first floor. This "Mammals of the World" section is absolutely breathtaking. There is a huge display of all sorts of taxidermy/bones/models which is completely fascinating. I've put four stars here because there are two more levels upstairs that are not open to browse. This is due to lack of fire escapes up in these floors. It's such a shame that these are closed off because I could see from the floor that I could have spent another hour or two here. I look forward to the mentioned conservation work to this building and I hope it goes ahead because the collection deserves saving.

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