Wednesday – National Museum of Ireland – Natural History
Do you want to back in time into a world of Victorian exotica?
The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, on Merrion Street in Dublin City, has galleries of animals from Ireland, as well as geological exhibits from a total collection of about two million scientific specimens. It is affectionately called the ‘Dead Zoo’ and has hardly changed in over 150 years from the Victorian period.
collection contains artifacts from prehistoric Ireland including bog bodies, Iron and Bronze Age objects such as axe-heads, swords and shields in bronze, silver and gold, with the earliest dated to c. 7000 BC. It holds the world’s most substantial collection post-Roman era Irish medieval art (known as Insular art).
Join us at 2:00pm, meeting at MHL Cafe to get amazed by the Dublin “Dead Zoo”.