Monday 16 January 2017

Natural History was a let-down

Published 15/05/2010 | 05:00

FOLLOWING the much heralded reopening of the Natural History Museum, my wife and I took our two small children along for an outing.

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The Great Irish Deer (not elk we are told) remain as impressive as ever. But, sorry to report, the rest of the museum was something of a let-down. The years of apparent refurbishment are little in evidence.

Old Victorian cases, crammed (or stuffed) with endless specimens and dioramas of animal life predominate.

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