Natural History Museum
Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 26 Oct 2019
Museums should always be high on travellers’ bucket lists as they provide excellent (usually free) access to the cultural or natural history of the surrounding area. This is definitely the case for The Natural History Museum, which is one of four museums making up the National Museum of Ireland. Stepping into the museum is like stepping back in time. Old wooden and glass cabinets with original labelling host a vast array of animals and insects. This incredible Dublin tourist attraction has been affectionately dubbed Ireland’s “dead zoo”! It is easy to see why when you discover that there are over 10,000 expertly taxidermied exhibits to marvel over. Currently, there are 2 floors to explore covering Ireland’s animals on the ground floor and more exotic species on the levels above! One of the many highlights of this fascinating cabinet of delights includes the native, Giant Irish Deer with a whopping 3.5-metre antler span.
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