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Share stories this Heritage Week at the National Museum of Ireland

Museum announces diverse programme of 20 free events to celebrate National Heritage Week


The National Museum of Ireland has announced an exciting programme of 20 free talks, workshops, tours and events to celebrate National Heritage Week across its four sites in Dublin and Mayo.

Running from August 18 to 26, Heritage Week is a nationwide celebration of Ireland’s natural, built and cultural heritage and the theme this year is ‘Sharing Stories’.

The Museum’s programme of free events aims to do just that - sharing a fascinating range of stories inspired by the Museum's collections and brought to life by artists, storytellers, travellers, design historians, zoologists, archaeologists, and even a falconer.

Highlights of National Heritage Week at the museum include: a Viking sewing workshop at NMI - Archaeology; a recreation of Traveller life in the 1950s at NMI – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo; a Ghanaian storyteller at NMI – Natural History; and a street-art workshop at NMI - Decorative Arts & History.

Speaking at the official launch of Heritage Week 2018, Lynn Scarff, Director of the National Museum of Ireland, said Heritage Week provides the museum with ‘a wonderful opportunity to tell the stories of its collection’.

“Through twenty diverse and free events we will welcome people from all over the world to help us tell the stories of our unique objects. We look forward to welcoming our visitors to all our museum sites across the country to engage in the stories of our joint national cultural heritage.”

Discover the Museum’s full National Heritage Week 2018 programme.