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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History is a cabinet-style museum, laid out over four floors, the upper two of which are currently closed. The exhibits showcase a comprehensive zoological collection and have changed little in over a century.

The ground floor - known as the Irish Room - is dedicated to animals native to Ireland. The first floor houses more exotic specimens from the Mammals of the World collection.

Balcony levels (above first floor) are currently closed due to a lack of emergency exits. However, the balcony levels can still be explored online.


Irish Fauna

Irish Fauna

Discover examples of Ireland's insects, mammals, birds, sea life & predators.

Temporary Exhibition

No Wheelchair Access

Mammals of the World

Mammals of the World

Discover skeletons & stuffed specimens of non-Irish animal species, from elephants to whales.

Temporary Exhibition

No Wheelchair Access

3D Virtual Visit - Natural History

3D Virtual Visit - Natural History

These views of National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, include two balconies that are currently closed to the public following a safety review. While there are too few emergency exits from upper levels to allow for visitor access these virtual tours give you a chance for a virtual visit.

Temporary Exhibition

No Wheelchair Access