Calendar of Events

Talks • Tours • Workshops • Seminars • Competitions

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Calendar of Events Q3 2014 q3_2014.pdf (1.29 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Calendar of Events Q2 2014 Q2_2014.pdf (1.07 MB, Adobe PDF) 

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01/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - 7-12yrs
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Select your favourite artefact from the Folklife Collection then complete one of our ‘My Favourite Object’ activity sheets. Prizes will be awarded for the best filled out activity sheet - available in English and Irish language.

01/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Ahoy there all you salty sea-dogs! Get on board at the Activity Area during July where the theme is maritime! Set sail on a family trail to explore the Bantry Boat, a miniature Naomhóg and of course, Asgard, and lots of other seafaring artefacts to discover. Drop in activity, no booking required.

26/07/2014 - 26/07/2014
11.30am-3pm
Demonstration - Adults and children 7yrs+
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Making a ’Summer Flower Wreath’; a lovely decor idea to use up leftover yarns and bits of felt. Demonstrations throughout the day with Susan Basler. No booking required.

Seminar - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Exactly one hundred years ago the Asgard sailed into Dublin carrying a shipment of guns for the Irish Volunteers, setting the stage for Easter 1916. This day of talks explores the background to the Gun-Running and its impact, as well as the mission itself and its key players. We also look at how the yacht is remembered and what it means, a century on. For more information and the full programme go to www.museum.ie. Booking essential.

Family Event - Family
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Explore science in the city through a curious trail of fun riddles, puzzles and science for all the family at The Festival of Curiosity’s Treasure Hunt. Starting at Dublin City Hall the trail will take you on a journey to key locations across the City. Will you be able to find all the answers? Check the website www.festivalofcuriosity.ie for more information.

26/07/2014 - 26/07/2014
11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
The helmet was very important to the Vikings for protection during dangerous raids and battles like the Battle of Clontarf 1014! Join us to learn about Viking helmets and make your own to take home! Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible.

29/07/2014 - 29/07/2014
11am to 1pm
Drop-in Activity - All Ages
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Drop in to the Discovery Zone and inspect everything from bears, to brachiopods at our hands-on sessions. You can stay five minutes or fifteen or more, see the specimens up close and chat to a zoologist to find out some fun facts. Drop-in. Wheelchair accessible.

29/07/2014 - 29/07/2014
11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages 6+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
The helmet was very important to the Vikings for protection during dangerous raids and battles like the Battle of Clontarf 1014! Join us to learn about Viking helmets and make your own to take home! Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible.

31/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
11am to 1pm
Drop-in Activity - All Ages
Merrion Street (Natural History)
Drop in to the Discovery Zone and inspect everything from bears, to brachiopods at our hands-on sessions. You can stay five minutes or fifteen or more, see the specimens up close and chat to a zoologist to find out some fun facts. Drop-in. Wheelchair accessible.

01/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
One of designer Eileen Gray’s most famous chairs was inspired by the letter ’S’. What piece of furniture would you design using a letter of the alphabet as your inspiration? Visit the Eileen Gray exhibition and then drop into the Activity Area during August to test your design skills - and give yourself an A! Drop-in Activity, no booking required.

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