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.
We give you the green light to get to grips with objects normally kept in a glass case.
Want to see what you would have looked like 100 years ago? Try on clothes and shoes from our Handling Collection.
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
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.