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
  • 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..."

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.

 

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

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.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

We provide a range of educational resources and activities for school groups.

Teacher Courses

Teacher Courses

The Museum’s educators can help teachers prepare for their visits by providing information, expert knowledge and resources on the Museum’s exhibitions.