Tour - Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising

The Proclaiming a Republic: the 1916 Rising exhibition uses documents and artifacts to examine the events of Easter Week. Objects on display include the Proclamation of the Republic, Pearse’s bulletins issued from the GPO and his surrender order. The tour considers both the historic and social context within which the Rising took place, examining the events through the eyes of civilians as well as those of the leaders.

Guided and self-guided group visits can be booked for Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising  by using our online form. 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."

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.


Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising teachers information sheet for Primary Schools


Primary School Curriculum Links

SESE History

  • Politics, conflict and society
  • Language and culture in late 19th and early 20th-Century Ireland
  • Eras of change and conflict
  • Changing roles of women in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • 1916 and the foundation of the state
  • Working as an Historian