Christmas at Archaeology, Kildare St

Man and girl in Viking clothing

Throughout 2014 the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology has been commemorating the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf through a series of special events.

All events run alongside the Clontarf 1014 exhibition and happen at the Kildare Street Museum site. Jon us for the last set of events:

Christmas at Kildare Street 2014

at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street

This Christmas Season why not consider taking a step back in time and explore the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology. Join us experience the magical smells, tastes and sights of a Medieval Christmas. Discover how Medieval lords, Viking children and Stone Age farmers passed the time and celebrated feasts in winters past and be inspired by our runic Christmas tree decorations workshop.

For more details of this year’s Christmas celebrations at the Natural Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, see a full list of events below.

Sunday 7th December, 2.30-4pm: A Medieval Christmas

Experience the magical smells, tastes and sights of Medieval times with Irish Arms. For more information see event details.

Sunday 7th December,2.30-3.30pm:Take a Trail: Winter Special

Discover with the Winter Trail activity sheet how Medieval lords, Viking children and Stone Age farmers passed the time and celebrated feasts in winters past. For more information see event details.

Saturday 13th December, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm: Yuletide Greeting!

Drop in to learn about Viking Yule and create your own runic yule tree decorations to take home. For more information see event details.

Sunday 14th December 3-4pm: Take a Trail: Viking Challenge!

Discover Viking Age Dublin on this guided activity sheet trail of the Viking Ireland exhibition. For more information see event details.

Sunday 21st December, 2.30-3.30pm: Winter Solstice Special

Explore how ancient people marked the mid-winter solstice with a tour of the Prehistoric Ireland exhibition. For more information see event details.

Saturday 27th December, 11am-12pm 2-3pm: Canny Viking Traders

Join us to learn about Viking traders and make your own Viking coins and merchants pouch to take home. For more information see event details.

Tuesday 30th December 11am-12pm and 2-3pm: New year’s Festival: Canny Viking Traders

Join us to learn about Viking traders and make your own Viking coins and merchants pouch to take home. For more information see event details.

Friday 2nd January, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm: Make a Viking House!

Visit the Viking Age Ireland exhibition to discover how the Vikings lived and then drop-in to the Learning Resource Room to make a mini Viking House to take home!

Saturday 3rd January, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm : Make a Viking House!

Visit the Viking Age Ireland exhibition to discover how the Vikings lived and then drop-in to the Learning Resource Room to make a mini Viking House to take home!

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Further Information

For booking and more information, contact the Education & Outreach department on +353 (1) 648 6339 or email educationarch@museum.ie

Clontarf 1014 is kindly supported by the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the GaeltachtLinks to external website.

 
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For booking and more information, contact the Education & Outreach department on +353 (1) 648 6453 or email the Bookings Office.

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