The Bronze Age Handling Box is a resource for teachers to use in the classroom, when teaching about topics relating to the Bronze Age in Ireland.The box contains museum quality replica objects based on archaeological artefacts at the National Museum of Ireland; examples of raw materials used by people during the Bronze Age based on evidence from archaeological sites; additional educational classroom resources and a booklet of teaching guidelines.
There are 42 of these handling boxes located in the Education Centres around Ireland. The microsite for the project contains information about the contents, a timeline and information about the time period.
Visit the microsite to find out more about the Handling Box, the replica objects and how to get it for your classroom.
The Bronze Age Handling Box was created by the Education Department at the National Museum of Ireland in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills’ Education Centre Network, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, and the Professional Development Service for Teachers.