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Guided Tour: Highlights of the National Museum

Join Museum educators for an onsite guided tour of key objects from the Museum's Collection

This tour for Transition year students explores 10,000 years of Irish history where students will find out more about life in Ireland from the Stone Age to Early Medieval Ireland and see some of Ireland's most iconic treasures at the Museum. Throughout the tour students we get the opportunity to engage with the Museum’s teaching collection and get to discover even more about these incredible objects.

This tour for Transition year students is fully accessible and will take place in the Prehistoric Ireland, Ór, and Treasury exhibitions.


Guided Tour at a glance

Level: Transition Year
Format: Facilitated onsite tour 
Duration: 45-50 minutes 
Accessibility: Please note this tour takes place on the ground floor of the Museum and is fully accessible. If your group has any additional access concerns or requirements please advise the Museum Bookings team in advance
Capacity: 30 students max 
Availability: All tour slots now fully booked up to Easter – bookings now available for April (limited slots remaining), May and early June.
Times: Tuesday 10am and 11:30am, Wednesday 10am, 11am and 12pm, Thursday 10am, 11.30am and 1pm
Booking: To enquire about this free onsite guided tour for your class please complete this enquiry form.

Curriculum Links 

Transition Year

  • Teaching methods and approaches
    Study visits and field trips

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the material culture of people from Stone Age Ireland, Bronze Age Ireland, Iron Age Ireland and Early Medieval Ireland
  • Explore the various raw materials used to construct objects, how objects were made and how these changed over time
  • Take a closer look at the type of people who made and used these objects; why they made them, how they sourced the raw materials and the socieities in which they lived
  • Gain a greater insight into the religion and beliefs of past people in Ireland

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