Did you know the Museum was built almost 130 years ago? It was designed by the renowned architect Thomas Newenham Deane and his son Thomas Manly Deane. Look around this impressive landmark building and think about how you would design a museum today!
Clontarf is probably the best-known battle in Irish history but is the legend of a great victory for the Christian King of Ireland, Brian Boru, against the pagan Vikings, really correct? Find out in the Clontarf 1014 exhibition.
The Museum's mosaic floors actually depict scenes from classical mythology. Can you see the zodiac design in the rotunda? The rest of the interior is richly decorated with motifs inspired by the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome.
7. Family trail
Challenge yourself to an activity trail through the Museum galleries. Family favourites include the Viking Challenge, Treasure Trail or My Favourite Object.
Imagine finding a 1,200-year-old book in the bog? Learn about the medieval Book of Psalms known as the Faddan More Psalter, which dates to approximately AD 800 and was discovered by chance in a Co. Tipperary bog in 2006.