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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.

Steps in Evolution

Steps in Evolution

Discover the theory of evolution through the development of simple organisms into complex fish, amphibians and reptiles. Exhibition currently closed.

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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Find out how the body and beak shapes of birds give us clues about a bird's lifestyle, evolutionary inheritance and its approach to feeding. Exhibition currently closed..

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Mating Game

Mating Game

Discover the mating rituals of birds through patterns of colouring, feeding, & display. Exhibition currently closed.

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Blaschka Models

Blaschka Models

The Museum holds one of the world's largest collections of Blaschka models - unique nineteenth century glass miniatures of animal and plants. This exhibition is currently closed.

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Taxonomy Trail

Taxonomy Trail

Learn how animals, insects, and plants are scientifically grouped using the taxonomic naming system. Exhibition currently closed.

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Underwater Worlds

Underwater Worlds

Explore the rich biodiversity of the world's oceans with bivalves, shellfish, sea urchins, cephalopods & molluscs. This exhibition is currently closed.

Temporary Exhibition

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