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We bring history to life for over a million visitors every year. At our three Dublin sites and one in Mayo, the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) holds the national collections of Archaeology, Decorative Arts, History, Ethnography, Folklife and Natural History in trust for the people of Ireland. Our mission is to put people – visitors, staff and partners – at the centre of all that we do, and engage with them in new and creative ways. And with over four million objects in our collections, we have a continual source of inspiration for our programmes. Discover an overview of major events and projects in 2018 and how the museum is marking the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage and Bringing History Alive in the booklets below:
 
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Location Date Events Detail
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018 During 2018 Artists Residency:Róisín de Buitléar Various Events - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/10/2018 - 31/10/2018 During opening hours Travellers' Journey Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/10/2018 - 31/10/2018 During opening hours The Enemy Within - the Spanish Flu in County Mayo 1918-19 Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/10/2018 - 31/10/2018 During opening hours Our Irish Women Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Merrion Street (Natural History) 02/10/2018 - 31/10/2018 During Opening Hours Seasonal Activity Sheet- Busy Bees Drop-in Activity - Families
Merrion Street (Natural History) 20/10/2018 - 20/10/2018 11am -1pm Inspectorium: Weird & Wonderful Beasts! Drop-in Activity - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 24/10/2018 - 24/10/2018 1.00-1.45pm Seeing Beyond the Sparkle: a detailed examination of early medieval Irish 'artefacts of production'. By Dr Brendan O’Neill Lecture - Ages 14+
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 26/10/2018 - 26/10/2018 11.30am-1pm Culture Club: The Story of Irish Glass Tour - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life) 27/10/2018 - 27/10/2018 11:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 3pm Spooky tales of Hallowe'en with Rab Fulton Performance - Families
Merrion Street (Natural History) 27/10/2018 - 27/10/2018 12pm-4pm Make your own Fossil with Geological Survey Ireland Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 28/10/2018 - 28/10/2018 3pm-3.45pm From Barracks to Museum Tour - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 28/10/2018 - 28/10/2018 2.30-3.15pm Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour Tour - Ages 7+
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 30/10/2018 - 30/10/2018 12.00-2.00pm Valhalla'ween: Viking Raven Masks Drop-in Activity - Ages 8+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 31/10/2018 - 31/10/2018 11:30am - 1pm Junior Event: Spooky Shadow Puppets Workshop - Families with children 4-7
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 During opening hours Travellers' Journey Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 During opening hours The Enemy Within - the Spanish Flu in County Mayo 1918-19 Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Merrion Street (Natural History) 01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 During Opening Hours Seasonal Activity Sheet- Do Not Disturb Drop-in Activity - Families
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 During opening hours Our Irish Women Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 01/11/2018 - 01/11/2018 2 - 4pm History in a Box Family Event - Adults & Children 12+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018 11am - 1pm Knitting & Crochet Circle: Winter Woolies Drop-in Activity - Adults & Children 7+
Merrion Street (Natural History) 02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018 10am-4pm The Seal of Approval with Seal Rescue Ireland Drop-in Activity - Families
Turlough Park (Country Life) 03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018 3pm - 4pm An Ark of Light with Dermot Bolger Performance - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018 2pm - 3pm Flash Fiction With the Museum Writers Group Performance - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018 11.00am-1.00pm Them Bones, them bones need... archaeologists! Drop-in Activity - Families with children 8+
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018 9am-4.30pm Deeds not Words? Assessing a Century of Change Conference - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life) 04/11/2018 - 04/11/2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm Goodbye to all that - Ireland and the end of the First World War Talk - Adults & Children 12+
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 04/11/2018 - 04/11/2018 3pm & 4pm International Uileann Piping Day Performance - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 07/11/2018 - 07/11/2018 1.00-1.45pm First Port of Call - National Museum finds from Dublin Port, from Sea to River Lecture - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 09/11/2018 - 09/11/2018 11.30am-12.15pm Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour Tour - Ages 7+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018 11:30am -1pm Mayo Genealogy Group Drop-in Activity - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 11/11/2018 - 11/11/2018 3pm - 4pm Hands on History: Ireland and WW1 Drop-in Activity - All Ages
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 11/11/2018 - 11/11/2018 3.30pm - 4.15pm Public Tour: Recovered Voices - Ireland and World War I Tour - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 14/11/2018 - 14/11/2018 1.00-1.45pm The Working River, a Harmonious Relationship between City and Port Lecture - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 15/11/2018 - 15/11/2018 2.30pm- 4pm Science Week: Tour Conservation Studios Tour - Adults & Children 12+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 16/11/2018 - 16/11/2018 11am - 1pm Knitting & Crochet Circle: Winter Woolies Drop-in Activity - Adults & Children 7+
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 16/11/2018 - 16/11/2018 11:30am-12:15pm Culture Club: Excavations and Artefacts from the Monastic complex at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow Lecture - Adults
Merrion Street (Natural History) 17/11/2018 - 17/11/2018 11am & 12:30pm Science Week: Let's Go To The Moon! Apollo 11 Workshops Workshop - Ages 10+
Merrion Street (Natural History) 17/11/2018 - 17/11/2018 2:30pm-4pm Science Week: Iron, Fire and Stone in Space Drop-in Activity - Ages 8+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 17/11/2018 - 17/11/2018 11am - 4pm Mayo Science & Technology Festival Drop-in Activity - Families
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 18/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 3pm-3:45pm Science Week 2018: Ancient DNA and Irish Prehistory Lecture - Ages 12+
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 18/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 2.30 - 4pm The Annual F. Glenn Thompson Lecture Tour - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 21/11/2018 - 21/11/2018 1pm-2pm Mapping, Investigating and Documenting Historic Shipwrecks off the Dublin Coast Lecture - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 23/11/2018 - 23/11/2018 7.00-8.00pm Sounding Out: The Women Composers of Ireland Performance - Adults
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 24/11/2018 - 24/11/2018 2:30pm-3:15pm Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour Tour - Ages 7+
Merrion Street (Natural History) 24/11/2018 - 24/11/2018 12pm Furry Friends Tour Tour - Ages 8+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 24/11/2018 - 24/11/2018 11:30am - 3pm Connacht Textile Crafters Drop-in Activity - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life) 24/11/2018 - 24/11/2018 2pm - 3pm Folk Cures and Irish Traveller Herb Lore Talk - Adults & Children 12+
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 25/11/2018 - 25/11/2018 3pm-3.45pm From Barracks to Museum Tour - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 28/11/2018 - 28/11/2018 1pm-1:45pm A Dublin Treasure: New Research on the ‘Prosperous’ crosier Dr Griffin Murray, UCC Lecture - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 30/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 11.30am-1pm Culture Club: The Changing Roles of Women in 1918 Tour - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/12/2018 - 31/12/2018 During opening hours Travellers' Journey Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 01/12/2018 - 31/12/2018 During openign hours The Enemy Within - the Spanish Flu in County Mayo 1918-19 Temporary Exhibition - All Ages
Merrion Street (Natural History) 01/12/2018 - 31/12/2018 During Opening Hours Seasonal Activity Sheet- Do Not Disturb Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 02/12/2018 - 06/01/2019 During Museum Opening Hours Christmas Family Trails Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 02/12/2018 - 02/12/2018 2pm-5pm Christmas Open Day Family Event - All Ages
Turlough Park (Country Life) 07/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 11am - 1pm Knitting & Crochet Circle: Winter Woolies Drop-in Activity - Adults & Children 7+
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 07/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 1:30pm-2:15pm Culture Club: Women in a Viking World- The Finglas Burial in Context Lecture - Adults
Turlough Park (Country Life) 08/12/2018 - 08/12/2018 11:30am - 1pm Mayo Genealogy Group Drop-in Activity - Adults
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 09/12/2018 - 09/12/2018 3pm-3.45pm From Barracks to Museum Tour - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 09/12/2018 - 09/12/2018 2pm-4pm Open Day: A Medieval Christmas Pilgrimage! Open Day - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 14/12/2018 - 14/12/2018 11:30am-12:15pm Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour Tour - Ages 7+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 15/12/2018 - 15/12/2018 11:30am - 12:20pm & 2pm - 3pm The Last Straw Christmas Decorations Workshop - Adults & Children 7+
Turlough Park (Country Life) 20/12/2018 - 20/12/2018 1pm - 2:30pm Christmas Carol Singing Performance - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 21/12/2018 - 21/12/2018 12pm-12:45pm Let the sun shine! Winter Solstice Tour Tour - Ages 8+
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 28/12/2018 - 28/12/2018 2:30pm-3:15pm Tour:The Vikings in Ireland Tour - Ages 7+
Merrion Street (Natural History) 28/12/2018 - 28/12/2018 11am-1pm Inspectorium: Furry Friends Drop-in Activity - Families
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 29/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 3pm-3.45pm From Barracks to Museum Tour - All Ages
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 30/12/2018 - 30/12/2018 2:30pm-3:15pm Ardagh 150th Anniversary Tour Tour - Ages 7+
Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) 30/12/2018 - 30/12/2018 3pm - 3.45pm Public Tour: Proclaiming a Republic Tour - All Ages
Merrion Street (Natural History) 02/01/2019 - 02/01/2019 11am-1pm Inspectorium: Skullduggery Drop-in Activity - Families
Kildare Street (Archaeology) 03/01/2019 - 03/01/2019 2pm-4pm Mini Medieval Architects - Make your own Tower House! Drop-in Activity - Ages 8+