3rd & 4th October: Meet the Crafters

Visit the Hoard and the Sword exhibition to view Viking era objects found in Mayo. Join Michael and Tiffany Budd, local Blacksmith and Goldsmith as they demonstrate the techniques used to create a Viking axe and silver jewellery.


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

Student, Meet the Craftsperson event 2012

At a Glance

Dates:  3rd & 4th October
Times:    Tuesday 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm  
              Wednesday 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm
Level: Junior Cycle
Group size: 25
Location: Grounds + Activity Room Museum Galleries
Duration: 1hr per session

Curriculum Links

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a knowledge of Viking material found in Mayo.
  • Watch craftspeople make replicas of the objects on display
  • Learn about the techniques in blacksmithing and silversmithing
  • Q & A session with the Crafters

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.