Natural History Collections

The Museum has long been the centre where Irish scientists left their zoological or geological collections for safe keeping over the centuries. Staff are responsible for over two million scientific specimens kept in storage behind the scenes. These continue to form the basis of many research projects, by Museum staff and by our numerous academic visitors. Research workers still use the Museum as a repository for the specimens that provide the evidence underlying their science.

Research visitors are welcome to access collections by appointment, please contact us for further details.  

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