Things to see or do
- Directions: Train: Pearse Station. Dublin City 'Hop on Hop Off' bus tours, have a drop off and pick up stop at our three sites in Dublin. For Dublin City bus services, visit DublinBus.ie
- Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday, 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Closed Monday including bank holidays.
- Group Admission Prices: Groups that are charged €2 per person for a tour are language schools, retirement groups, interest groups, tour operator groups. Groups free are, all primary, secondary and third level colleges, national and international, special needs groups, community groups, diplomats, delegates, tourists.
- Admission Prices: Self-guided visit: Admission Free. Daily public tours: €2.00 p.p. Groups: €40 per guide. Groups must book guided tours in advance. Minimun and Maximum numbers apply. Check each site for details.
National Museum of Ireland - Natural HistoryDublin City Dublin - Ireland East
Just two years before Charles Darwin published his famous work, 'The Origin of Species', the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street was opened to the public for the first time in 1857. Now, as then, it educates and inspires, leaving us feeling small and humbled amidst the vast and wondrous diversity of life on display. This museum of museums is famous for its Victorian cabinet style, which houses one of the world's finest and fullest collections still to be seen today. Two million species, of which roughly half are insects, live side by side with, appropriately for a natural history museum, decorated and sculptured panels depicting mythological figures. This zoological museum encompasses outstanding examples of wildlife from Ireland and the far corners of the globe, some to be seen today and others long extinct.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)1 677 7444
Fax:+353 (0)1 677 7450
Address: National Museum of Natural History, Merrion Street, Co Dublin, 2, Republic of Ireland