"Natural History Museum" Natural History Museum Tip by jenna24

Natural History Museum, Dublin: 13 reviews and 10 photos


<font color='blue'><font size='2'><b> Natural History Museum</font></b>
<font color='green'>This curious and fascinatingly creepy museum remains almost untouched since it was opened in 1857 by David Livingstone, who also gave the inaugural lecture on the subject of 'African Fauna'. The Irish room on the ground floor is dedicated to wildlife. Upon entering, one is met with three skeletons of the extinct Irish elk that lived 10,000 years ago. The room also features a variety of creatures displayed in pickling jars, including an octopus, leeches and worms. Don't forget to have a look at the the world collection upstairs, which features stuffed rhinos, pandas and two whales. Also worth seeing is the Blaschka collection of marine plants. In all, this museum provides a marvellous (if somewhat creepy) insight into the world of the Victorian museum-as-mausoleum. Admission is free.

Address: Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2
Directions: <font color='green'><font size='1'><b> Merrion Street
Dublin 2Tel: +353 1 677 7444

Phone: +00 353 (0)1 677 7444
Website: http://www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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