General and Specialised Tours

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


At the Museum

The objective of the general tour is to provide students at second level with an introduction to the collections within the museum.

The tour is tailored to meet their educational needs in the Junior Cycle Curriculum. Through archaeological evidence, the tour traces the development of Irish Civilization, from the arrival of the first people in the Mesolithic to late Medieval Ireland.

Highlights include, Ireland’s Gold and the Treasury Collection, which houses relevant artefacts such as the Broighter Hoard, the Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch .

Key Curriculum Strands
Junior Cert History Syllabus
Section I How we find out about the past
The work of the historian
Our roots in ancient civilisation

Maximum: 30 per group. Duration: approx. 45 minutes.
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Online

Further Information:

Browse through online information about the main exhibitions and collections which students will see during their visit:

View more information on some of the key objects at the Museum of Archaeology:

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Specialised Tours

Specialised tours can be focused on specific aspects of the collections. Examples of these including aspects of the Stone Age, Bronze Age or tours of a more general theme such as the archaeology of a specific county.

Maximum: 30 per group. Duration: approx. 45 minutes.
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