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12.30pm & 2.00pm, 26 November 2022, Families

Family Tour: Our Furry Friends with Catherine McGuinness


Join Science communicator, Catherine McGuinness, on this tour to learn about the mammals of Ireland – what habitats they live in, what they eat, and who they avoid to survive!

Tour Times:

12.30pm, 26 November 2022

2.00pm, 26 November 2022

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis 15 mins before the tour is due to begin. 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.


Family Tour: Our Furry Friends with Catherine McGuinness is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627

Meet Science Communicator, Catherine McGuinness, to discover the mammals of Ireland on display at the Museum.

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Natural History

Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444