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01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
During opening hours
Temporary Exhibition - All ages
Turlough Park (Country Life)
From gallows, shillelaghs and manacles to the hangman’s rope! This exhibition commemorates two hundred years of law and order through objects relating to policing, crime, prisons and punishment, highlighting the sometimes uncomfortable reality of Ireland’s official past.

01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
We’re celebrating Science Week (9th -16th November) at the Family Activity Area. Drop in to find out about the science, and the magic, behind glass-making and decoration through the Museum’s wonderful collection of glass on display. From Roman glass, made in the 2nd century BC, to glass designs made in the 21st century, check out what we have on display! Then try creating your own ’stained glass’ picture for the light to shine through! Drop-in activity, no booking required, art materials provided.

20/11/2014 - 07/12/2014
Museum Opening Hours
Opening - All
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
An exhibition of photography with accompanying soundscape created by three groups of people from the North and South of Ireland, in collaboration with archaeologists, curators, photographers, composers and poets. Inspired by Museum artefacts and landscapes where these artefacts were discovered, this unique exhibition is a joint venture between the National Museum of Ireland, Age & Opportunity and Poetry Ireland. It is funded by the Department Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, National Museum of Ireland, Age & Opportunity, Poetry Ireland and Mayo Co Co Arts Office and supported by the Ulster Museum and Music Network. Ground floor, wheelchair accessible.

29/11/2014 - 29/11/2014
11am-12pm
Drop-in Activity - Ages7+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
With no access to modern navigational instruments, how did the Vikings find their way to Ireland? Join us in discovering the science behind Viking Sea navigation and create your own mini sundial compass to take home! No booking required. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible.

29/11/2014 - 29/11/2014
10am - 2pm
Workshop - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Join designer Gráinne Lyons in a workshop where participants will have the opportunity to develop their design skills through creating a lampshade from concept to finish. Through discussion, demonstration and hands-on experimentation attendees will gain an awareness of 3D design and the design process while honing their own creative process. Booking essential, 10 euro contribution towards materials.

29/11/2014 - 29/11/2014
11.30am-4pm
Demonstration - Adults and children 7yrs+
Turlough Park (Country Life)
Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with special barbed needles. Join Suzie Sullivan to watch needle felting in action. No booking required. Check demonstration times on the day.

30/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
2.30-3.30pm
Family Event - Age 7+
Kildare Street (Archaeology)
Discover Viking Age Dublin, what a warrior brought to his grave, where people lived and how to spot a real Viking sword, on this guided activity sheet trail of the Viking Ireland exhibition. Meet at Reception. No booking required, places limited to 20, allocated on a first come basis. Not wheelchair accessible.

30/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
2.30-3.30pm
Film - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
Concluding this five-part French television series, with the final episode, Liberation: November 1917 - November 1918. Presented by the Museum in partnership with the French Embassy. Each episode is 60 minutes in length. No booking required, admission free.

Various - n/a
Turlough Park (Country Life)
The Heritage Education Trust independently assesses museums and heritage sites across Britain and Ireland and has recognised the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life for the high quality of its learning programmes. The award will be presented to the Museum at a ceremony in London in December.

01/12/2014 - 31/12/2014
During opening hours
Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History)
See the Christmassy side of the Museum by taking the Angel Trail or the 12 Days of Christmas Trail! Pick up your free Trail at the Museum’s Main Reception. Pencils provided but please return for others to use. No booking required.

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