Workshops and Tours

Find out more about the wide range of guided tours and workshops designed by our experienced Education Team.


All workshops and tours are

  • Designed to take groups of 30; larger groups are split into two
  • Approximately one hour in duration
  • Curriculum-linked

 

Tour: Recovered Voices: Stories and experiences of the Irish during World War One

 

Tour: Proclaiming a Republic - The 1916 Rising

 

Tour: 1913 – 1923: A Decade of Military Conflict 

 

Tour: Exhibition Layout and Design

 

Tour: Eileen Gray

 

Workshop: If Things Could Talk


 

Guided Tour: Recovered Voices: Stories and Experiences of the Irish during World War One

Guided Tour: Recovered Voices: Stories and Experiences of the Irish during World War One

This tour focuses on the people involved in World War One and how the War impacted their lives. It seeks to demonstrate the all-encompassing nature of the First World War and includes stories of nurses, doctors, prisoners of war and ordinary soldiers. Students will also get a change to handle a replica gas mask and uniform jacket.

Guided Tour: Proclaiming a Republic - The 1916 Rising

Guided Tour: Proclaiming a Republic - The 1916 Rising

Students get a general introduction to the key political, social and cultural events which led to the Rising, the events of Easter Week in Dublin and its aftermath, through exploring a range of original artefacts, from the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic to the Irish Republican Flag. There is a focus on the stories of ordinary people caught up in the Rising, especially children and young people.

Guided Tour: 1913 - 1923: A Decade of Military Conflict

Guided Tour: 1913 - 1923: A Decade of Military Conflict

Students are introduced to the experiences of ordinary Irishmen and women involved in World War I, the 1916 Rebellion, the War of Independence and Irish Civil War, and how all these events affected combatants and civilians alike.

Guided Tour: Exhibition Layout and Design

Guided Tour: Exhibition Layout and Design

This tour gives students the tools with which to evaluate an exhibition effectively. It explores the Eileen Gray exhibition in a way that helps students think critically about the layout and design, lighting, labeling and display, online information and education resources linked with the exhibition.

Guided Tour: Eileen Gray

Guided Tour: Eileen Gray

Wexford-born Eileen Gray (1879-1976) is now regarded as one of the most influential designers and architects of the 20th century. Students are introduced to her life and work through observation of her furniture, drawings and other artefacts.

Workshop: If Things Could Talk

Workshop: If Things Could Talk

Students are encouraged to think and work as historians and curators, through hands-on, object- based learning. Students will work in small groups and share their explorations through short presentations. This workshop can also be booked by schools working on intergenerational projects with older people's groups.