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Barracks Life Room opens at the National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland is opening a new interactive discovery gallery called the Barracks Life Room on Thursday 5 March 2009. This hands-on gallery is the first of its type to be opened at the National Museum of Ireland.

The Barracks Life Room provides visitors with opportunities to explore what life in the Barracks may have been like as a solider in the 19th and 20th centuries. The room is a detailed reconstructed of how a barracks room would have looked in 1879 and 1943 and contains areas where visitors can try on costumes and handle objects, as well as use more sophisticated ways of exploring history such as computer interactives.

Siobhan Pierce, one of the Education Officers at the National Museum of Ireland behind bringing this area to life, commented that “the themes explored in the room, the choice of displays and the levels of information provided have all been developed with families and school groups in mind.”

To find out more information about any of these events, email the Education and Outreach Department at the National Museum of Ireland or telephone 01 6486 453.

For further press information please contact:

Elizabeth Evensen

Marketing Department, National Museum of Ireland

Tel: 01 - 648 6427 Mob: 087 9031690  

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