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Admire the Statue of Thomas Heazle Parke

Before entering, find out about the man whose statue stands guard outside National Museum of Ireland - Natural History.


Statue of Thomas Heazle Parke outside the Natural History building.

Thomas Heazle Parke stands guard at the front of the building. Parke acted as surgeon to an expedition led by Henry Morton Stanley in 1887.

The expedition crossed Africa on an 8,000 kilometre journey up the Congo and through the Ituri rainforest before reaching Lake Albert.