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Department Of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin City Centre, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Geology is the science of the study of the earth, its life and processes that have given rise to its present structure. The Geological Museum, in Trinity College Dublin, tells this story.
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 mineral collection largely dates 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 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Material for academic research and for exhibition purposes is available on a short term loan basis at the discretion of the Curator.