Viking Ireland Tour
Hear about the warrior graves, slave chains, fishing boats and game-boards of Viking Age Ireland!
All groups who are coming to the Museum must book their visit with the Bookings Office.
On this tour you can:
Explore an exciting range of objects from the excavations of Viking Dublin
Trace the dramatic history of the Vikings in Ireland and their impact on Irish society
See actual examples of Scandinavian boat building techniques with our fishing boat
Examine the remains of a Viking warriors grave found in Dublin
Discover a different side of Viking life with ancient game-boards, toys and ice-skates
See merchants weighing scales and the first coins ever minted in Ireland!
Look at our model of Viking Dublin and the inside of a Viking house
Key Curriculum Strands
How we find out about the past
Time and chronology
Technology and innovation
Continuity and change over time
Life, society, work and culture in the past
Maximum 30 per group. Duration 50 minutes.
Tours and workshops should be booked at least two weeks in advance, via the Bookings Office.
Want to explore Viking Ireland on your own with your class?
We recommend that you structure your visit and ask the students to complete some tasks while looking at the exhibits.
Discover what your students can see by exploring online Viking Ireland.
Why not try our worksheets?
NMI-VikingActivity7Oct2011eng NMI-VikingActivity7Oct2011eng.pdf (0.92 MB, Adobe PDF)
NMI-VikingActivity7Oct2011ire NMI-VikingActivity7Oct2011ire.pdf (2.40 MB, Adobe PDF)
Viking Activity Sheet Viking Special Needs.pdf (1.96 MB, Adobe PDF)
Don't forget to bring your pencils!
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