The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, also geological exhibits from a total collection of about 2 million scientific specimens.
The Natural History collections comprise approximately two million specimens. The largest of the collections, in terms of numbers, is the extensive insect collection, which accounts for approximately half of all specimens. As with all of the natural science holdings of the Museum there is a surprising amount of material from outside Ireland. Much of this is a legacy of the 19th Century British Empire, when Dublin was one of its most significant and populous cities, and Irish scientists and keen amateurs staffed the largest navy in the world and were involved in numerous expeditions to far away places.
How to get there
Bus: 7, 7A, 10,11,13 (O’Connell Street), Museum Link (172)Luas: Green Line Luas (tram). Two minutes walk from ‘St Stephen’s Green’ stopTrain: Five minutes walk from ‘Pearse’ station on Westland Row
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 2pm - 5pm