Explore the Museum in your own time

Self Directed 3

As the Museum can be very crowded, you need to book your class in and contact us in advance of your visit.

Teachers Notes

Teachers Notes tell you how to lead your own themed tour and make the most of your Museum visit.

They include:

  • A detailed floor plan of suggested tours
  • Pre- and post-visit activity suggestions for the classroom
  • Curriculum links
  • Suggested books and online resources

Download our teachers' notes:

  Natural History Teachers Notes National_Museum_of_Ireland Natural_History_Teachers_Notes_2012_2013.pdf (3.99 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Use an activity sheet

Activity sheets help to ensure students are focused and engaged, while they gain skills and learn something new.

Everything Counts

This activity booklet builds on the students’ knowledge of environmental awareness and care. Using existing knowledge and the information provided in the booklet, students have to complete specific tasks.

Download the activity sheet here:

 Everything Counts Biodiversity Activity Sheet Everything Counts Biodiversity Activity Sheet 2.pdf (0.68 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Junior CertificateScience, CPSE, ESS
Transition Year Transition Units e.g. Environmental Studies/ Environmental Awareness and Care, Debating Development (Climate Change)
Leaving Certificate AppliedGeneral Education (Social Education)Elective Modules (Science- Ecology)Student Tasks (Contemporary Issue Task)
Leaving Certificate EstablishedBiology, Geography

Resource Areas

Learn about our Discovery Zone and Reading Area here.

Before you come

You must read the Museum's Group Entry Regulations for Health and Safety reasons.

Quick Links
Tips for Your Visit

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

* Duration of tours and workshops is approx. 45 mins.

Group Entry Regulations

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