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Primary Schools

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Capture the imagination of your students, make learning fun, and discover what your class can learn from the Museum.

Our workshops, virtual sessions, activities and resources are:

  • Linked to the national curriculum for Primary
  • Designed by our experienced Education Team and created to enable your students to expand their knowledge, gain deeper understanding, and develop new skills
  • Created for teachers and students to engage with the extensive collections of the National Museum of Ireland
  • All resources, activities, and sessions are free of charge

Let the Museum and its collections capture the imagination of your students

We are continuously developing new offerings for on-site engagement with our Museum Educators, and self-guided activity sheets for schools. These pages will be regularly updated with more options and information for students and teachers as they become available throughout the school year.

Use our online Educational Learning Resources to virtually explore the collection at the Museum

Choose a topic below to discover in-classroom activities and resources to bring the Museum to your students, or check out our virtual sessions to engage with one of our Museum Educators.
We are developing new virtual sessions and additional teacher resources for schools. These pages will be regularly updated with more resources, activities, virtual sessions, and information for students and teachers as they become available.

For More Information

To enquire about booking an on-site visit for your class, please complete this enquiry form. If you have any further queries about any of the Education Department’s resources contact our Bookings Office at

Please regularly check the website for updated information on Museum opening hours. 

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Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444