What can you do at the Museum?

The following resources are available free of charge to you and your group - just make a bookingLinks to external website at least two weeks in advance of your visit.  Find practical advice on planning your museum visit.

Learning Resource Room

An art workshop in the Learning Resource Room

Use the Learning Resource Room to start or follow up your visit to the Museum galleries.  The room can accomodate up to 30.  Resources available include an interactive whiteboard, research area, library of books relating to the Museum's exhibitions and basic drawing and art materials.  The room will be supervised by a Museum educator - contact us for more information or make your booking.Links to external website

Barracks Life Room

Trying on a uniform in the Barracks Life Room

This interactive gallery aims to tell the stories of the soldiers who lived in Collins Barracks in the past.  A visit to this gallery is worth making if you're visiting any of the galleries in the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition.  There are reconstructions of beds with soldiers' kit laid out in order, interactive computer games, displays of original objects and uniforms to try on.  Contact us for more information or book your visitLinks to external website

What’s in the Museum? Teachers’ Resource pack

This pack is for teachers bringing groups to Collins Barracks for a general introduction to the Museum. The pack contains 10 easy-to-follow factsheets for teachers to give their own tour of two of the galleries.  The pack also provides curriculum links, a useful glossary and suggestions on things to talk about with your class as well as ideas for pre- and post-visit activities.

There are two versions of the pack for teachers at Primary and Post Primary Level: 

  What's In The Museum? Resource Pack  Whats in the Museum web.pdf (2.51 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Contact us for more information or book your visitLinks to external website.

Handling Objects Box

This resource can help students explore and learn about Ireland's social history through handling real and replica objects.  Explore the exhibition, 'The Way We Wore: 250 Years of Irish Clothing and Jewellery' through replica corsets and undergarments, shoes, gloves and other materials.  Notes on how to use the box as a resource are included. Contact us for more information or book a visitLinks to external website to use this box.

Activity Books

Learning with activity books in the exhibitions

We have a range of curriculum-linked activity books based on the exhibitions.  Take a look to see which books will suit your class.

Tours and Workshops

You can also book a curriculum-linked tour or workshop, find out more.


The exhibition pages contain information about the key developments and objects in a time period. There is also a wealth of detail provided in the collections pages.

Find out how the Museum conserves or looks after the objects in the Museum’s collection.

Want to look up a particular artefact?  Try our Artefact Search. 
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