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Top Things for Families

Have fun, learn and be inspired at the Museum. Here are some top things for families to enjoy together.

Free Admission

1. March in Clarke Square

Did you notice the numbers on the wall in Clarke Square? These helped soldiers practice their marching. Have a go at marching together in line with the pace marks - Atten-tion!

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2. Children's Clothing

How did children dress and play long ago? See for yourself with some clothes and toys that are more than 100 years old in The Way We Wore exhibition.

3. Take a Family Trail

Explore the Museum through one of our trails designed especially for families. Go on the Heritage Trail, find your Favourite Object or explore our Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition with one of the family activity books.

4. Explore the Barracks Life Room

Experience the life of a soldier in this interactive space. Try on uniforms and investigate the history of Collins Barracks

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5. Samurai Suit

See an amazing replica Japanese warrior armour in the Out of Storage exhibitions in Gallery 2.

6. Set sail in the Asgard

Take the interactive family trail through the exhibition and check out the original workbench and tools used in the Asgard's conservation. Why not share your impressions and memories by writing or drawing in the exhibition's response area

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7. Take your Seat

Explore chair design in the 'Take your Seat' gallery at the Reconstructed Rooms exhibition. Then tell us about your ideal chair using the response cards provided.

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8. Thangkas

Find hidden animals, flora and landscapes in these beautiful Buddhist paintings in the Albert Bender exhibition.

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9. The Stokes Tapestry

Discover an amazing tapestry made by soldier Stephen Stokes, on display in the Soldiers and Chiefs exhibition.

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10. Vampire Jet

Be amazed by the display of jets from the Irish Air Corps in the Defending the Peace display in Soldiers and Chiefs.

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