The 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, it has moved to the Trinity Technology And Enterprise Centre (TTEC), Pearce Street. It is opened only by appointment with the Curator Dr Patrick Wyse Jackson, see his contact details below.
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