Post Primary

Find out about the range of learning resources and services for Post Primary teachers and students


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Use the Museum to capture the imagination of your students and make learning fun.

Tour of Gold exhibition looking at Lunala

  • Our workshops, tours and resources are:
  • Linked to the Junior Certificate, Transition Year and Leaving Certificate syllabus
  • Created to help your students expand their knowledge, gain understanding and new skills
  • Designed by our experienced education team
  • FREE of charge 

Download a copy of our Post Primary Schools' Programme 2015-2016.

Explore the Museum with our Education Team

Choose a topic below to find out about the tours, workshops, activity sheets and other resources that are avaliable for second level students.

If your group would like to explore the Museum with one of our team, please contact us at least two weeks in advance.

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Explore the Museum in your own time

To discover what you can do with you class by topics, see the information below.

To discover what resources we have to assist you in planning your visit, please see Teacher's Resources.

As the Museum can be very crowded, you need to book a class in and contact us in advance of you visit. We recommend that you give advance notice of your visit using the, make a booking form.
 

Explore a Viking Chest Workshop

Explore a Viking Chest Workshop

Investigate the contents of a Viking chest and handle replica swords, helmets and ancient amber!

Handling Collections

Handling Collections

Try a hands-on approach with our diverse handling collection!

Top Ten Tour

Top Ten Tour

Explore 7,000 years of Irish history through 10 exciting artefacts including the gold lunula, Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice

Viking Ireland

Viking Ireland

Discover more about the Vikings who founded Dublin, from warrior graves to ice-skates made from bone

Prehistoric Ireland

Prehistoric Ireland

Discover the archaeology of Ireland's earliest people on this chronological journey which takes you from the Mesolithic to the Late Bronze Age.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Experience the life, death and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians.

Kingship & Sacrifice: Bog Bodies

Kingship & Sacrifice: Bog Bodies

Discover Iron Age finds from Irish wetlands including bog butter and the mysterious 2,000 year old bog bodies

Art and Archaeology Workshops

Art and Archaeology Workshops

Go potty for Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery or make your mark in a Printmaking Session!

Medieval Ireland

Medieval Ireland

Discover the challenges of wearing chain mail, what a puzzle jug was and other resources for learning about Medieval Ireland.

History of Art

History of Art

Trace the development of art in Ireland through objects in the Museum.

More topics...

More topics...

Rites of Passage at Tara || Ór - Ireland's Gold || Ceramic & Glass from Ancient Cyprus || Life and Death in Roman World

General and Specialised Tours

General and Specialised Tours

Introduce students to the collections and key objects within the museum.