Do It Yourself!

These resources are available everyday.

Book at least a week in advance; we can help you plan your visit

‘Ordinary Things’ Introductory film

Background information on the National Museum, the National Folklife Collection and archive footage of times gone by: 20 minutes, English language.

Handling Collection

We give you the green light to get to grips with objects normally kept in a glass case.

Replica Clothing

Want to see what you would have looked like 100 years ago? Try on clothes and shoes from our Handling Collection.

Activity Carts

Find writing and art materials and a range of worksheets to use during your visit

Take A Seat! Furniture Trail

Marvel at the creativity of the students from Letterfrack Furniture College. Take time to appreciate the imagination and furniture making skills needed to produce each unique peice of gallery seating.

Traditional Games Box

Children Playing black & white photo

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-I-O

TRAFFIC LIGHTS - TIP TAG - JACKSTONES - SNAP THE BACON

Borrow the games box from Reception; rules and instructions are included. Or arrange a 1-hour workshop with Museum staff by contacting the bookings office.

Activity & Resource Room

Books, handling artefacts, art materials and computers with restricted internet access. Reserve through the Bookings Office.

 
Tip for Your Visit

Download and read our Language School Code of Conduct before your visit:

Code of Conduct for Language Schools Country  Code of Conduct for Language Schools Country Life.pdf (0.08 MB, Adobe PDF) 

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