Irish High Crosses Exhibition

Explore Art, Craft and Design

Collins Barracks is an ideal resource for teachers looking for ideas to start an art, craft or design project or if you're a teacher of Leaving Cert Art and Art History.

Please note this tour is available to book from January 2015 only.  Contact us for information about self-guided resources on exhibition design for Senior Cycle Art History.

At the Museum

From Barracks to Museum: Exhibition Layout and Design Tour

This tour gives students the tools in which to evaluate an exhibition effectively.

Students will explore the transformation of Collins Barracks into the Museum of Decorative Arts and History using some of the exhibitions to think critically about layout and design, lighting, labelling and display.

Maximum: 30 per group

Duration: 1 hour

Curriculum Links

  • Senior Cycle Art Craft & Design

Eileen Gray Gallery Tour

Eileen Gray Gallery Tour

Wexford-born Eileen Gray (1879-1976) is now regarded as one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century. Students are introduced to her life and work through observation of her furniture, drawings and other artefacts.

Maximum: 30 per group

Duration: 1 hour

Curriculum Links

  • Senior Cycle Art Craft & Design

Bringing your class in on your own?

If you want to do a self-directed drawing session on your own at the Museum, we can help you with ideas and suggestions for where to go in the Museum. We can also provide you with clipboards for drawing, if requested in advance.

Please note that groups must book through the Booking Office and can contact us here. Groups who arrive unannounced may find that they can't visit the galleries they want to see.

Follow these steps on how to get the most out of a self-directed visit.

In The Classroom

This section is still in development - we are working with teachers to make this section as useful and relevant as possible. We welcome any suggestions you might have, please contact us.

For more tips, see our guide on how to plan a visit.


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

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