Natural History Museum

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This weird and fascinating museum remains almost untouched since it was opened in 1857. Upon entering, one is met with three skeletons of the extinct Irish elk that lived 10,000 years ago. A variety of creatures are displayed in pickling jars, including an octopus, leeches and worms. Check out 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 marvelous insight into the world of the Victorian museum-as-mausoleum.

Location:  Merrion Street

Business hours:  Tu-Sa 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Su 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.