Resources for educators and students
Introduce your students to the richness and diversity of the stories featured in our museum no matter where you are. Here you will find a range of virtual educational experiences, from downloadable history-at-home packs to online workshops/lectures and informative videos. Look, learn, and create together with fun, engaging programmes for students of all ages.
Become a Historian
Learn what it takes to be a detective of the past in this workshop designed for budding historians of all ages. Catered to support the secondary level ‘Become an historian’ strand and history curriculum, students will leave their text books behind and learn from an actual historian-in-residence. Ready for your class to step into the past? Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required)
This workshop highlights curriculum-specific topics such as STEM, war and the Irish Famine emigrants including Isabella McDougall and Thomas Quinn and explores emigrants’ stories using a collection of objects and supporting materials. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).
Meet some of the museum’s famous characters in a fun, interactive storytelling session for Junior -1st class students. Activities include singing, drawing, mathematics and sensory exploration. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).
Combining STEM, Culture, and Heritage, this workshop consists of hands-on coding workshops for beginners, linked to the new coding curriculum. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).
Emigration allowed many Irish women access to opportunities that just weren’t available on Irish shores. These workshops explore their fascinating stories through a creative output such as poster making or illustration. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).
This 60 min virtual experience includes a lecture and interactive Q&A session tailored to your students’ particular area of study. Topics include Irish emigration, The Irish Famine, Women’s History, Museum Operations, and Sales and Marketing. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).
Take a Virtual Tour of our museum
We’ve gathered together some of our favourite stories from our exhibition, and included them in a virtual tour of our museum for you to explore our #MuseumFromHome.
Virtual Tour Student Worksheets
Follow our easy step-by-step guide and you’ll soon be voyaging through 1500 years of Irish history with your students – all from the comfort of your classroom or home!
Virtual Tour Teacher Worksheets
This helpful guide will help teachers host their very own tour with step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process and find ways to keep your students engaged.
Spring is here, which means it’s time to celebrate Easter! When you think of Easter in Ireland, what comes to mind? Discover the origins of our most popular traditions, and learn about some of our long-forgotten ones with our latest History-at-Home pack!
St Patrick’s Day Pack
St. Patrick’s Day is a special celebration of Irish people and culture, but how did this tradition start? Discover the origins of Ireland’s national holiday and so much more fun and games with our latest History-at-Home pack!
The Genealogy Pack
Discover the fascinating world of genealogy, its history & how it’s used today. Discover how your budding genealogy detectives can put together your family tree with the help of the family. Includes puzzles, quizzes & games for children 8+.
The Great Famine Pack
Discover the conditions and circumstances that led to The Great Famine of 1845 – 1852, and caused the death of 1 million people and another 1.5 million to leave Ireland. Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.