- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert tip:
The Discovery Zone within the Museum gives adults and children a unique chance to get to grips with a Badger and a Pilot Whale skull
- This fascinating museum remains almost untouched since it was opened in 1857. Upon entering, one is met with three skeletons of the giant extinct Irish elk that lived 10,000 years ago. A variety of creatures are displayed in pickling jars, including an octopus, leeches and worms. Check out the world collection upstairs which features stuffed rhinos, pandas and two whales. Also worth seeing is the Blaschka collection of marine plants. In all, this museum provides a marvellous insight into the world of the Victorian museum-as-mausoleum. Admission is free.
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