Viking Ireland Tour

Hear about the warrior graves, slave chains, fishing boats and game-boards of Viking Age Ireland!

Important information

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
  • Using evidence
  • 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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