The Natural History Museum in Merrion Square (known affectionately by generations of Dubliners as "The Dead Zoo") is due to reopen on 29th April. The 'Dead Zoo at Large' exhibition which was temporarily housed at the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks has now closed.
The Natural History Museum closed suddenly three years ago after the dramatic collapse of a stone staircase which injured some visitors and has been undergoing extensive renovation since.
The Dead Zoo has always been a wonderful, old fashioned Victorian museum, reminiscent of a mad explorer's attic and thankfully the restoration work appears to have maintained its original character. Admission is free.