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

Schools Resources Query for Collins BarracksHow to make a booking:

Make an informed decision about what is best for your students by reading about the different options available for schools and colleagues. You can scroll down to find out what is on offer for your age group, or you can print out a copy of our Primary or Secondary Schools Programme 2016 - 2017 .

Once you have found a tour or workshop that you would like fill in a booking form  or if you have any further queries contact our bookings office.

NB: Due to high demand you will need to contact us at least a fortnight before you wish to visit. All visits, with or without a guide, be scheduled through our bookings office.


Why make a booking?

Object based learning engages a range of learning styles and encourages students to develop skills in:

  • Observation, language and listening
  • Critical thinking
  • 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..."





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

Further Education and Third Level

Further Education and Third Level

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.