For Schools & Teachers
Immerse your students in art, craft and design, drama, english, folklore, geography, history, music, religion and science at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
Why visit the Museum with your students?
Object based learning engages a range of learning styles and encourages students to develop skills in:
Observation, language and listening
Reflection and making judgments
Social learning and working in teams
We offer a wide range of guided tours, workshops and self-directed options for you to avail of during your visit and to help you give your students an out-of-the-classroom experience that can have a lasting impact:
"Our school visits were just brilliant - it's the best resource that the nation has"
"Thanks to our museum educator for her excellent presentation and rapport with the students..."
Scroll down to see a full outline of what we have to offer. Alternatively, you can print out a copy of our Primary or Secondary Schools Programme 2016 - 2017 . Advance bookings for all options is recommended.
1916 at the Musuem
Guided and self-guided group visits can be booked for Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising. These tours have been hugely popular and we have had excellent feedback from schools who have already been:
"Our guide was worth his weight in gold as the knowledge displayed put the exhibition in a new light."
However, due to high demand we suggest that you contact us at least a fortnight before you wish to visit. If you would like to further explore 1916 at the Museum, you could visit Soldiers and Chiefs, Asgard and Recovered Voices: The Stories of Irish at War, 1914-1915.
Make the most of your Museum visit - find out about our learning resources and programmes for Primary Schools
Find out about the range of learning resources and services for Post-Primary teachers and students
Whether you are studying History, Art & Design, Heritage Studies or a related discipline, Collins Barracks is full of objects that can bring your research to life.
We provide a range of educational resources and activities for school groups.
The Museum’s educators can help teachers prepare for their visits by providing information, expert knowledge and resources on the Museum’s exhibitions.