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Important information for visitors to NMI - Natural History

Good news! It is no longer necessary for families and 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.

Group visits

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, Kildare Street, which is five minutes' walk from NMI - Natural History; and the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History,  Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, which is 15 minutes away on the Luas Red Line, ‘Museum’ stop.

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