Students and Young People

Making bronze rubbings, Learning Resource Room

There are lots of things for you to do and see in the Museum, for example you can:

  • Join a tour to hear about the gel found in the hair of a 2000 year old bog body
  • Make an etching in our printmaking workshops
  • Handle ancient amber or try your hand at making amber beads
  • See how weapons, clothes and jewellery developed through the ages
  • Hear abour the latest archaeological discoveries at a lecture
  • Talk to Roman and Medieval Reenactors as they show you foods and replica textiles, games, armour and weapons.
  • Create a bronze rubbing of Celtic designs using wax crayons

Are you doing a project?

Back of the 'Tara' Brooch, Eighth century A.D.

You can discover more about our exhibitions and collections online.

Some of the most intersting artefacts are discussed in A History of Ireland in 100 objects.

Can't find the answer on our website? Contact us.

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

(Exampe: Type in brooch to find detailed information on artefacts like

the Tara Brooch.)

Or are you interested in...

Trying on some chainmail at an event

Want some extra information for your visit?

Download our free Archaeology Guidebook:

Are you a third-level or post-graduate student?

If you need access to the collection for your research, contact our curatorial staff.

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Want to try something a bit different?

Check out our Calendar of Events From drama workshops to reenactments, experience the Museum in a way you've never thought of before.

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