Learning through handling objects

Make the Museum your classroom for a day - give your students an out-of-the-classroom experience that can have a lasting impact. 

Plan your own visit or contact us about what we can provide for you to meet the needs of your class and the curriculum.

Download the schools programme for more information.

Planning a project or lesson? Choose a topic below to plan your visit on your own or with us.

Please note that tour and workshop provision is currently very limited. There is a wide range of self guided resources available for schools and teachers to use - check out our resource packs and activity books.

Primary Resource pack
Get a general introduction to the Museum

With 'What's in the Museum?' A Teachers' Pack designed for you to introduce the Museum to your students.

School Tour through Understanding 1916 Gallery
Focus on Irish History: From the 1913 Lockout to the 1916 Easter Rising

In the exhibitions, Understanding 1916 and Soldiers and Chiefs explore the key events in Irish history - in this Decade of Centenaries.

Barracks Life Room
Focus on Irish History: Change and Conflict

Through the eyes of Irish soldiers and civilians in the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition.

Explore art, craft and design

Looking for ideas for an art, craft or design project? The Museum's decorative arts galleries - Silver, Glass, Ceramics and Furniture - are full of surprising and inspirational objects for you to explore.

The Way We Wore Gallery
What does clothing and jewellery tell us about Irish history?

Explore Life, Society, Work and Culture through the exhibition 'The Way We Wore: 250 years of clothing and jewellery'. This exhibition provides a fascinating way in to Irish history from the mid-18th to the the present day.

School Tour
Exploring Museums / Object Handling Workshop

Let your class explore object-based learning through the "If Things Could Talk..." Exploring Museums Workshop.

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Tips for your visit

* For tours and workshops, the maximum number of students per group is 30.

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