Families & Children
A visit to the Museum can turn a boring rainy day into a fun-filled one.
to Ancient Egypt
, Prehistoric Ireland
to Bog Bodies
, there's plenty to capture the imagination of all the family!
We also provide tailored tours and events for families, as well as an activity cart in the Museum where little ones can get creative.
Family Events & Tours
The My Museum Programme encourages families to interact and explore the collections of the National Museum through hands-on events that promote active learning with the important element of fun.
Events take place every 2-3 weeks, discovering the collections through art, drama or storytelling workshop, or through a demonstration or special guided tour.
To find out more about the times and costs of events and workshops, check out the Calendar of Events.
*Please note that places are limited and operate on a first come, first served basis.
The Activity Cart is an area for drawing and playing located on the first floor of the Museum, near the Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus. Worksheets are available and free. You can download them below or pick them up from reception on your visit.
- Baby changing facilities are available within all toilet facilities available throughout the museum.
- Pushchairs/strollers can be left at the Museum entrance at the Museum's discretion as there is limited space. Owners are responsible for pushchairs left unattended. Please contact Reception desk when you arrive to arrange this.
- Highchairs are available on request in the Museum Cafe.
- The Museum Cafe is a breast-feeding friendly location.
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