Getting your picture taken through the jaws of a shark and feeling the might of a crocodile’s teeth are just some of the thrills on offer at Trinity College’s Zoological Museum. This 250-year old collection houses 25,000 specimens. Despite over two centuries of disruption and change, much of the collection remains intact and provides a vital undergraduate teaching resource for the Department of Zoology.
The Zoological Museum holds some of the most amazing creatures on the planet.
- Don’t miss the tragic tale of Ireland’s Last Great Auk. Extinct since 1844, only a handful of these beautiful birds survive in museums today.
- Meet Prince Tom, the ‘Royal’ elephant who travelled the world with Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Alfred.
- Have your photograph taken through the jaws of a Great White Shark.
- Admire the world-renowned delicate glass artworks of sea creatures crafted by father and son team Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the 19th century.
- Keep clear of the giant Gavial – Is it as fierce as it looks?
- Hold one of the world’s strangest teeth – What animal do you think it’s from?
- Look out for the Tasmanian wolf – Is it really extinct?
Open Mon-Sun 10.30 am-4.00 pm (1 June to 31 August only).
Zoological Museum, School of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, Trinity College, Dublin 2.