For Families

Activities and events for families and children


Wander through the ancient trees and count the swans on the lake. Step back 100 years and discover life in Ireland not so long ago. Ask Grandad – he can tell you all about it!

family tour

Each week there are events and activities for visitors which highlight different aspects of the exhibitions. You can find out what's coming up in the Calendar of Events. Dont forget to check if you need to book!

Every day in the museum you will find lots to see and do:

  • Activity carts with worksheets, trails, clipboards, pencils and crayons 
  • The Traditional Games Box for outdoor fun 
  • Children's Activity Area with puzzles, books and games
  • Adult Reading Area for quiet reflection
  • Dress-up Station.
  • The Handling Table and Objects to explore - keep an eye out for the 'Green Please Touch' label
  • Download activity sheets and learning resources

A wonderful day out and it’s all for FREE!