Geological Museum (Dublin)

Dublin’s Geological Museum is a splendid structure housed within Trinity College, operated by the Geological Department of the university. Many specimens of ancient animal remains and fossils are present, while details about the mineral qualities on Earth are resplendent throughout the rooms. The applications and importance certain materials carried or carry to human endeavours are expounded upon in detail, with the collection displayed having grown to over 80,000 distinct items over the course of a century.

Trinity College - The Museum Building

Many of the grander displays present depict creatures native to Ireland, with both examples of beasts extinct ages ago, and animals still present today. The museum has a strong affiliation with the Irish Geological Association whose members enthusiastically understand Ireland’s rocks and soils. The Geological Museum’s vast collection ensures many visitors attend each year, with doors open from 9am to 5pm throughout the weekdays.

Dublin Geological Museum - animal skeletons

Address: The University of Dublin Trinity College, College Street, Dublin 2, D02 DK07, Ireland.
Phone: +353 1 896 1000
Website: https://www.tcd.ie/