I was in Dublin on Tuesday, bringing the Mammy up to the airport. She's off to be with the new family for a month. Since her flight was first thing I decided to make a day of it. I had picked a few options for what to do and with the help of Desiree (and Google) I eventually choose the Natural History branch of the National Museum of Ireland. Colourfully nicknamed 'The Dead Zoo'.
Now it was mainly for the price – admission is free – but I would have gladly paid. The variety and number of specimens are mind blowing.
The main floor is devoted to Irish animals. And must have examples of every species found on and around the island.
The second floor is where the "exotic" animals are displayed. I was a bit nervous going up the stairs.
Since the musuem was only recently re-opened after an incident. But it turns out my fears were unfounded.
Again, the exhibits were mind blowing. :eyes:
That's two whale skeletons hanging from the ceiling.
Not everything is quite so dramatic but still nice to see.
While it was extremely interesting, some displays were macabre
bordering on shocking
But this museum is practically a museum in of itself. The entire collection is from a different age.
It's a shame that the upper galleries are still closed.
I can only imagine what treasures were waiting up there though I did get some hints.
Desiree got quite a workout, these are only a fraction of the photos I took. Please check out the rest of the album.
The museum wasn't all I saw of the city.
EDIT: You're supposed to be able to click on the pictures to go to larger version in the album, but it's not working for some reason :confused: So I added the links below. Ok Now :shrug: