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The Geology Museum

Geology Museum The Geology Department houses teaching and research collections the first of which were acquired by Trinity in 1777. Currently the collections comprise over 100,000 specimens. The main palaeontological holdings include Irish Silurian and Carboniferous invertebrates, Mesozoic ostracods, and Upper Palaeozoic miospores. The rock and mineral collections largely date from the 1820s and contains both Irish and foreign specimens.

A number of displays on topical aspects of Geology can be seen in the entrance hall of the Museum Building which is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. The hallway also contains skeletons of the iconic Pleistocene mammal, the giant Irish Deer, and various Irish and foreign decorative stones make up the pillars and the staircase.

The current Geology Museum is now closed and will be relocated later during the second half of 2014. Details will be provided here in due course.

The Curator is Dr Patrick Wyse Jackson with whom bookings should be made (Tel: 353-1-8961477; Fax: 353-1-6711199; email: wysjcknp)

Material for academic research and for exhibition purposes is available on a short-term loan basis at the discretion of the Curator.

Recent Type Catalogues

Papers on the Geological Museum and its collections

Guidelines for the curation of TCD geological specimens


Last updated 6 June 2014 nmcginle@tcd.ie.