The NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM is crammed with skeletons, stuffed animals and all sorts of Irish wildife. Its collection covers the full range of Irish fauna. It includes three skeletons of giant deer known as the Irish Elk, which became extinct some 10,000 years ago. The walls are lined with shelves stacked with jars of bizarre creatures such as octopuses, leeches and worms preserved in embalming fluid. On the first floor hanging from the ceiling are the skeletons of two whales that were stranded on Ireland's shore, the fin whale in bantry Bay and the Humpback whale in in Inishcrone in co. Sligo.
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 2 am – 5 pm
Closed on Monday