Families & Children

Music Workshop

A visit to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life makes a great day out for the whole family, with plenty to see and do for all ages.

As well as the Museum Galleries and the 19th century Victorian Gothic house, the extensive grounds of Turlough Park feature gardens, woodland walks, a river and lake all overlooked by an ancient round tower.

Family Events & Tours

Drop-in events, tours, talks, workshops, Saturday Club, Summer school, there's plenty of organised events for families with children of various ages.

To find out more about the times and costs of tours and workshops, check out the Calendar of Events.

*Please note that places are limited and operate on a first come, first served basis.

More information on family events and tours can be found in Explore & Learn - Families.

Parenting Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities are located in the disabled toilets by the Information desk in the Museum galleries.
  • It is possible to take pushchairs/strollers around the Museum galleries as it is fully accessible with lifts and ramps.
  • Highchairs are available on request in the Museum café.
  • The Museum café is a breast-feeding friendly location.

Games to Borrow

Young and old come out to play!

Visitors can sign out the games box at reception, instructions are included. 

Or, you can arrange a 1 hour workshop with Museum staff by contacting the bookings office.


HOPSCOTCH - SKIPPING - BREAD & WATER - RINGS  - DONKEY

CARD GAME ‘25’ - SKITTLES - RED ROVER - BEDS- CHESTNUTS

TOWNS & COUNTIES - STATUES - FIVE SLATES - MOWL 

TAW THE HOLE - WOOLWORTHS - STICKY APPLE - QEENIE

TRAFFIC LIGHTS - TIP TAG - JACKSTONES SNAP THE BACON

Children Playing black & white photo
 
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