National Museum of Ireland
Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Natural History Exhibitions

Opened in 1857 as a museum of the Royal Dublin Society, this display of natural history exhibits has developed as a cabinet style zoological museum, featuring animals from all over the world.

The history of collecting extends over two centuries and has resulted in a rich variety of animals being displayed, many of which are now endangered or extinct.

The Irish Room is devoted to the variety of animals found in Ireland, while on the first floor there is a variety of mammals inhabiting all corners of our planet, along with primates including humans.


Open: Open year round. See website for opening times.

Admission: Admission is free.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take bus numbers 7, 7a or 8

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green Line to Dawson

By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Pearse Station


Contact Information

Address:Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Phone:+353 1 677 7444

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3396, -6.2525