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11.00am -1.00pm, 2 November 2022, Families

Inspectorium: Frightful Friends


Do you like spooky science? Drop-in to the Wonder Cabinet to get up close to some fascinating fossils, animal skulls, parasites and more from the Museum's collection.

This mid-term, Curators and Educators from the Museum will bring along some of their 'Frightful Friends' for you and the whole family to explore at the Wonder Cabinet. An 'Inspectorium' is a drop-in event with a short activity that takes about 10-15 mins and is located on the ground floor of the Museum.

Places are allocated on a first come, first basis, no booking required. Wheelchair accessible.

For inquiries please contact 

Important information for your visit

Good news! It is no longer necessary for families & Individuals to pre-book your visit for the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History. However, numbers are still very limited.

Visitors to the Museum, especially those with younger explorers, should be prepared to wait in a line outside. Unfortunately, this is an unsheltered area so we recommend that visitors dress appropriately for the weather. We also advise visiting midweek wherever possible as queuing times are significantly longer at weekends.
While staff will do their best to ensure that everyone gets to discover the Dead Zoo, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to visit, particularly at weekends, depending on queue size. We hope you will be patient with our staff during your wait in the event that it is not possible to visit the Museum on your chosen day.

Note- Groups intending to visit are still required to book and we invite you to visit during the week as NMI- Natural History are not taking bookings at the weekends.

Please note we have two other museums in Dublin to explore; National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, 5 min walk away on Kildare Street and the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, 15 min away on the Luas Red Line, ‘Museum’ stop.



Inspectorium: Frightful Friends is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627

Drop-in to the Wonder Cabinet this mid-term to meet some frightful friends from the collections!

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Natural History

Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444