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Learning at the National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland offers inspiring and diverse ways for people to engage with our national collections.

Learning experiences for everyone

At the National Museum of Ireland we invite the widest range of people to engage in learning experiences that stimulate imagination and curiosity, using the collections and exhibitions as inspiration. We create innovative learning opportunities for intergenerational and intercultural dialogue amd interaction to encourage the sharing of stories and perspectives.

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School children visiting the National Museum of Ireland.
School children visiting the National Museum of Ireland.
School children visiting the National Museum of Ireland.

Specialised programmes and services

Our Learning Team develop specialised programmes and services for and with schools and teachers, families, adults and communities. Programmes include tours, workshops, conferences and lectures, performances, special long-term projects and community exhibitions. We use our collection of handling objects in many of our programmes to stimulate memory, foster historical empathy and encourage interactivity using all our senses. Our educational resources support individuals and communities to self-direct and make choices about what they want to experience in the galleries. These are available at each of our four Museum sites and online.

COVID 19 Update

The COVID 19 situation has necessitated the cancellation and postponement of many of our public programmes in 2020. However we are planning to reschedule certain events later in the year so keep in touch with us on our website for updates.  Follow the links above or below to browse our Programme Highlights 2020.

For more information about our learning programmes, visit the Learn and Engage section for each of our four sites (see below).

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