The Geological Museum, in Trinity College Dublin, features collections that date from 1777, and comprise about 80,000 specimens.
The main palaeontological holdings include Irish Silurian and Carboniferous invertebrates, Mesozoic ostracods and Upper Palaeozoic miospores. The mineral collection largely dates from the 1820s and contains both Irish and foreign specimens.
‘The Story of the Earth’ exhibition contains displays covering the complete range of geological topics, and is suitable for school parties, university parties, and the general public. The Geological Museum is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Material for academic research and for exhibition purposes is available on a short term loan basis at the discretion of the Curator.
Who isn’t keen to make sure they experience the best things to do in Dublin?
Everyone has their own bucket list – from pouring the perfect pint, to touring Temple Bar and visiting the historic Trinity College.
If you have one, two or three days allocated to tourism in Dublin, and know you plan to take the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, to visit the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, the DublinPass is your best buy.
It includes admission to the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, Guinness, Jameson and a number of other attractions; it all depends how many places you want to visit in one-to-three days. And this is will give you extra time to visit Geological Museum.
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