Nicknamed the “Dublin Zoo”, the Natural History Museum of Dublin is a natural history museum that is part of the Natural Museum of Ireland. Located in the city centre, on Merrion Street, in a 100% Victorian style building, it exhibits animal species from all over the world. Retro-vintage atmosphere is on the program and an ultra-economical price: its visit is completely free!
The Natural History Museum was founded in 1857 by the famous explorer David Livingstone. Since then, the museum has continued to attract an ever-increasing number of visitors who are fascinated by its collection.
The establishment lists several hundred animal species, all from all over the world. Among its must-sees are the skeleton of a 20-metre-long whale, the skeletons of giant deer, not to mention the countless naturalized animals used in dioramas in scenes that will touch young and old alike.
This is an opportunity for families to discover the great species of this World (extinct or still alive), to make everyone aware of the need to respect the planet, and to provide a little bit of scientific information to everyone to learn more about the characteristics of each species.
The museum is really nice, rather retro (it has remained as it is since it opened), and gives us the impression of travelling through time, nature and space. To be visited on a rainy day: one quickly loses the notion of time!