19th October: Living History, Traveller Life in the 1950’s

Visit a vibrant recreation of Traveller life in the 1950’s displayed in the grounds of the Museum. See a fully restored barrel-top wagon, a traditional tent, a flat cart, a working tinsmith, a storyteller, a campfire and an opportunity to visit the temporary exhibition Travellers Journey.



Having the actual craftsperson teaching was interesting and seeing the process fascinating

Student, Meet the Craftsperson event 2012


At a Glance

Dates:  19th October
Times:    Friday 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm  
Level: Junior Cycle, Transition Year 
Group size: 30
Location: Grounds + Activity Room and Museum Galleries
Duration: 1hr per session


Curriculum Links

Junior Cycle: History, CSPE, English, Construction Studies, Science


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a knowledge of Traveller culture, history and identity.
  • Hear stories about camp life and life on the road.
  • Learn about the techniques of tinsmithing.

Make A Booking Enquiry

Submit your online booking request here or contact the bookings office

Phone: 094 90 31751

Email: educationtph@museum.ie

Bookings Office Hours: 10am to 1pm, Tuesday to Friday.