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Museum At Home

Our online resources and activities are designed for a range of ages and interests. The art and craft activities can be completed with easily found materials, no printer required!

 We want to hear how you get on! Send us photos of your artworks or write to us! Email athome@museum.ie or post your photos online (through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using the hashtag #MuseumAtHome

Online Activities for Families

Shapeshifter Challenge: Transform the Fonthill Vase

The Fonthill Vase was transformed into a jug by adding a fancy spout and handle. What else could it be? Use your imagination to transform it into something completely different.

Make a Bird Helmet

Design your own bird helmet inspired by the Samurai Armour on display in the Museum’s Out of Storage exhibition. Watch the short film with artist and Museum guide Renata Pekowska, on how to make a helmet in this step-by-step tutorial.

Animation Activities with Paper Panther

Let your imagination go and develop your animation skills in these fun step-by-step video tutorials on creating animations inspired by Museum objects with Paper Panther, an award-winning animation studio specialising in stop motion animation.

Make Some Noise!

Artist and musician Ed Devane was inspired by the Museum’s musical instrument collection to create some to offer online musical instrument making workshops. All are easily made from either materials already found in most homes, or material that can be easily sourced from supermarkets. Sound Artist Ed Devane shows you how to make a musical instrument, inspired by instruments in the Museum’s collections

We want to hear how you get on!

Send us photos of your artworks or write to us! Email us or post your photos online (through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using the hashtag #MuseumAtHome

Pop-up Talks for Families and Adults

If you’re missing some of our guided tours, have a listen to our new online series of short talks based on selected objects, presented by the Museum guides and staff.

Renata Pekowska, Museum Guide, talks about the Proclamation

Diarmuid Bolger, Museum Educator, talks about the ‘Bullet in the Brick’

Declan Brady, Museum Guide, talks about the Rugby Ball used in Gaelic games    

Labhraionn Déaglán, treoir Ó Ard Mhúsaeim faoin pheil Rugbaí a bhi in usaid sa chompa Frongach

Shannon Callahan, Museum guide, gives a pop-up talk about a flag raised during the 1916 Rising

Brian Crowley, Collections Curator of Kilmainham Gaol talks about the overcoat worn by Sir Roger Casement 


 

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