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The Geology Museum

Geology Museum The Geological Museum is situated on the top floor of the Museum Building. The Museum collections 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 rock and mineral collections largely date from the 1820s and contains both Irish and foreign specimens.

The exhibition The Story of the Earth 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 by appointment only, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.

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 21 August 2013 nmcginle@tcd.ie.