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.


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.

You can scroll down to find a tour, workshop or resources that suit your students.

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.

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

 


 

Teacher Feedback

 

'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...'

'The guide highlighted interesting objects/stories throughout the exhibition which the children could identify with and relate to.'

'The organization of the Museum is excellent and the delivery of the tour was fantastic.'

'Definitely worth returning to.'  


 

Plan your visit in 5 easy steps

Plan your visit in 5 easy steps

Make the most of your Museum visit

Primary

Primary

Make the most of your Museum visit - find out about our learning resources and programmes for Primary Schools.

Post-Primary

Post-Primary

Find out about the range of learning resources and services for Post-Primary teachers and students.

Projects with Schools

Projects with Schools

Find out about some of the long term and one off projects we have worked on with schools.

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.