Skip to content

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!

Read more

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. Investigate the history of Collins Barracks and see how soldiers lived.

Read more

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.

Read more

7. Take Your Seats

Explore chair design in the 'Take Your Seats' gallery in the 'Four Centuries of Furniture' exhibition.

8. Thangkas

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

Read more

9. The Stokes Tapestry

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Sign up to our newsletter

Keep up to date

Receive updates on the latest exhibitions

Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7,
D07 XKV4

+353 1 677 7444