Post Primary

Make the Museum your classroom for a day! Planning a project or lesson? Choose a topic below or take a look at the Post Primary Schools Programmes.

Contact us to make a booking or for more information.

Secondary Boys

News for January - June 2014

Calling all Post Primary Schools!

Are you interested in participating in an international, cross-curricular history project which will explore the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One, and in particular, the role that Irishmen played in the battle?  We are now seeking schools to participate in this project - see below for more information and on how to apply.

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

Call for Gallipoli Project Participants

A great opportunity to participate in a European-wide history project in partnership with the National Museum and Kerry County Museum.

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.

What was it like to be a student 200 years ago?

Book a visit to the Kildare Place Society exhibition and explore what learning was like for young people in the early 19th century.

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

Explore this key period in Irish history from 1913 - 1916, in this Decade of Centenaries.

Secondary Boys
Focus on Irish and European Modern History

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

Handling image by Frank Miller Irish Times
Exploring Museums: Object-based Learning

The Museum is full of objects - and not all of them are behind glass... find out about ways in which your students can learn in the Museum using objects specially for handling

Irish High Crosses Exhibition
Explore Art, Craft and Design

From ideas to start an art, craft or design project to resources in teaching Leaving Cert Art History, the decorative arts exhibitions at Collins Barracks have plenty to offer art teachers and students

The Way We Wore Gallery
Explore Art, Design and Social History

In the exhibition, The Way We Wore: 250 years of Irish Clothing and Jewellery, an ideal resource for teachers and students of art, craft and design, home economics or history

Krater Vase
More Topics...

Out of Storage || Irish Silver || Irish 17th - 21st Century Furniture || Irish Country Furniture || A Dubliner's Collection of Asian Art: Albert Bender || Irish Money & Medals || Franciscan Faith: Sacred Art in Ireland 1600-1750

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Tips for your visit

For tours and workshops, the maximum number of students per group is 15.

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