Valhalla’ween 2014, Science Week and Christmas Week at 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:

Valhalla’ween 2014

at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street

This October midterm we invite you to join us in the Museum for Valhalla’ween. Join us to create your own creepy arts and crafts, hear spooky sagas and spine chilling stories, meet fearsome Viking reenactors and discover some of our mysterious handling collection of Viking objects.

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

 

Valhalla'ween ( Viking Shadow Puppets)

Saturday 25th October, 11.30am-12.30 & 2-3pm: Valhalla’ween: Viking Shadow Puppets

Explore the exciting sagas, legends and beliefs of the Vikings through shadow puppetry with artist Roisin Coyle. For more details and for information on how to book see event details.

Sunday 26th October, 2.30-3.30pm: Valhalla’ween: Rust in Peace

Drop in to find out why the Vikings were buried with their favourite belonging and make your own Viking brooch to take home. For more information see event details.

Wednesday 29th October, 3-4pm: Valhalla’ween: Meet Ragnar the Viking!

Join Ragnar to hear stories of Viking Dublin and his brave Scandinavian ancestors. For more details and for information on how to book see event details.

Thursday 30th October, 2-4pm: Valhalla’ween: Viking Raven Masks

Join us to learn about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of the year and make your own spooky mask to take home. For more details see event details.

Thursday 30th October, 2-4pm: Valhalla’ween: Viking Nightmares

Meet Viking characters from Montague Heritage Services who will talk you through the various aspects of life in Viking Age Dublin. For more information see event details.

Saturday 1st November, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm: Valhalla’ween: Viking Raven Masks

Join us to learn about the beliefs of the Viking’s and their celebrations at this time of the year and make your own spooky mask to take home. For more information see event details.

Science Week 2014

at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street

Science Week

Join us in the Museum for Science Week 2014 and explore recent discoveries in the archaeological and forensic investigation of Ireland’s Iron Age bog bodies. In addition get to grips with the science behind Viking sea navigation.

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

Thursday 13th November, 1-1.45 pm: The Bog Bodies Project: Latest Research

For Science Week, Eamonn P Kelly, former Keeper of Irish Antiquities will give a special lunchtime talk about the Museum’s Bog Bodies Project. For more information see event details.

Saturday 15th November, 11am-12pm 2-3pm: Science Week: Finding North with the Norsemen

Join us to discover the science behind Viking Sea navigation and create your own mini sundial compass to take home. For more information see event details.

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 Gaeltacht.

 
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