Our exhibition galleries may be closed for now, but you can still enjoy your Museum online this spring.
From virtual visits to online galleries; arts and crafts activities and stories from the collections; here are eight ways to engage with us at home.
1. Online exhibitions and galleries
We have made some of our key exhibitions and galleries available for online audiences. Highlights include Kitchen Power online; Exploring the Irish Wars 1919 - 1923; Traveller culture and crafts; selected objects from Albert Bender's Asian Art Collection; and ten important artefacts from The Treasury.
2. Museum at Home
Set aside a 'crafternoon' for all of the family and then share your creations with us online! The Museum at Home has a wide range of arts and crafts activities designed for children, families and intergenerational audiences to enjoy together. We'd love to see how you get on so be sure to tag us or use the hastag #MuseumatHome if you are posting pictures of your artworks.
3. Virtual visits
If you are missing your visits to our Museums, try these 3D viewers and tours of some of our key exhibitions and galleries.
4. Subscribe and watch
Visit us on Youtube for lots of great video content inspired by the Collections across our four Museum sites. Be sure to subscribe to our channel if you would like to receive notifications when we add new videos.
5. Historical Collections online
Did you know you can now search and browse a sample of 10,000 objects from the NMI's Historical, Military and Easter Week Collections? This online collection was published as part of the Decade of Commemorations.
How well do you KnowYour5k? This engaging initiative by the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland invites you to share your discoveries and insights about the hidden heritage of your locality via the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN).
7. Museum in the classroom
The Museum is inviting teachers to bring the Museum to the classroom this spring with a new range of curriculum-linked activities, resources and sessions with Museum educators. All activities are offered free of charge.
8. Stories from the Collections
From the Cross of Cong to the Bog Bodies Research Project, browse some featured articles on selected themes and topics explored in the Collections of the Naitonal Museum of Ireland.