8th & 9th February: Back to the Bronze Age

Where did Bronze Age people get metals from? How did they make stone and bronze tools and what did they use these tools for? Through this workshop, students will discover the answers to these questions, handle museum standard replica artefacts and make their own replica Bronze Age lunula to take home.

At a Glance

Dates:  8th & 9th February
Times:    Friday  10.00am-11.00am & 11.30am-12.30pm
Level: Junior Cycle
Group size: 15
Location: Activity Room
Duration: 1hr per session

Curriculum Links

Junior Cert History

  • The Nature of History

Working with Evidence / Developing Historical Consciousness / Acquiring ‘the big picture’ 

  • The History of Ireland

Key moments of change
Thinking historically - explain the relevance of archaeology to their understanding of Irish history, citing local examples, where appropriate 

Learning Outcomes

  • See real artefacts from the Bronze Age in Ireland.
  • Handle museum standard replica objects from Bronze Age Ireland as well as real raw materials
  • Learn about how archaeology has contributed to our knowledge of this time period before written records
  • Explore the skills needed to mine and smelt copper in the Bronze Age
  • Learn how gold was sourced, worked and decorated and construct your own replica lunula 

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.