National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum has a collection dating from 7000 BC to modern times. In 1997 the National Museum collection was split between the Kildare Street building and Collins Barracks at Arbour Hill. Kildare Street has examples of Celtic and Medieval art e.g. Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch.
Calendar of Events -April
National Museum of Ireland – Country Life
Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Friday 5th 11.00am – 1.00
Come Knit with Me!
Enthusiasts and beginners alike are welcome to join the museum knitters as they share skills, patterns and chat. Starter kits for kids available. No booking required. Drop-in Activity Adults and children 7yrs+
Saturday 6th 3.00 – 5.00
Re-awaken the Musician within You!
Tune up, tune in and join the music circle to practice, share and play tunes and songs. No booking required. Drop-in Activity. Adults.
Saturday 6th 2.00 – 4.00
Folk Fiction/Castlebar’s Men Shed/Mayo Arts Squad.
Join us for the launch of a short film that documents the collaborative project ran recently between Folk Fiction creator, Gareth Kennedy, Castlebar’s Men Shed and Mayo Arts Squad. As part of this project the team utilized IKEA furniture pieces for the construction of a carpenter’s shave horse and a great (spinning) wheel. No booking required. Demonstration. All Ages.
The Natural History Museum in Merrion Street houses an exhibition of stuffed animals. On show are large skeletons of extinct animals and fish which were native to Ireland.
Calendar of Events 8th May- 18th May 2013
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Wed 8th 11.30-12.00pm
Eileen Gray, the Early Years
Museum curator Jennifer Goff's gallery tour will focus on the early years of Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray. Tour .Adults
Sun 12th 3 - 4pm
Hands on History
A chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum's collection of objects for handling with Museum educators - a fascinating drop in handling session for all ages. Drop-in Activity. No booking required. All Ages
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Fri 10th 1-2pm
Bealtaine Festival: Treasures from the Bog
Join us for a screening of a documentary by Crossing the Lines Films, which traces the conservation and investigation of the Faddan More Psalter, an 8th century book of psalms discovered deep in a bog.Located in the Viking AV room, first floor. No booking required. Film. Not wheelchair accessible. Adults
Sat 11th 2-3.30pm
Create a Cartouche!
Kings of Ancient Egypt, known as Pharoahs, liked to have their names displayed in an oval shape known as a cartouche. Write like an Egyptian and create your own royal cartouche to take home!
Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Drop-in Activity. Not wheelchair accessible. All ages
Sun 12th 3-4pm
Bealtaine Festival: A Roman Holiday!
Join Jennifer O'Mahony NMI to explore the exhibition 'Life and Death in Ancient Rome'. Learn more about this fascinating civilisation with an in depth look at some of the Roman artefacts in the Museum's collection. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible. Adults
Tue 14th to Fri 17th 10.30am-1pm
Bealtaine Festival: Become a Scribe Workshop
Join expert calligrapher Tim O'Neill for a four day, introduction to calligraphy workshop, using an 8th century manuscript, the Faddan More Psalter, as inspiration. Beginners are welcome. Attendance at all four workshops is requested. Materials will be supplied. 15 places. Booking is essential. Contact the Education Department at 01 64 86 332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Not wheelchair accessible. Workshop . Adults
Sat 18th 2-4pm
Bealtaine Festival: Ancient Amber Workshop
Amber or fossilized tree resin, has been treasured by people for thousands of years. Join Matthew Parkes, National Museum Geologist, for a bead-making workshop using real amber and learn more about how people used this amazing material in the past.
Limited to 15. Booking is essential. Contact the Education Department at 01 64 86 332 or email email@example.com. Not wheelchair accessible. Workshop. Adults
Sat 18th 10am-5pm
National Drawing Day: My Favourite Object!
Drop in, pick up a pencil, a clipboard and a 'My Favourite Object' activity sheet and search for your favourite ancient treasure to sketch.
Materials available at reception. Drop-in Activity. Free of charge. No booking required. All ages
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History
Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Sat 11th 3pm - 4pm
My Museum: Birds of a Feather
Join Birdwatch Ireland in the museum to find out more about Irish birdlife- from wrens to eagles and everything in between! No booking required. Wheelchair accessible. Tour. Families with children aged 6-12 years
Sat 18th 3pm - 4pm
Family Tour: Horrible Zoology!
To start off International Biodiversity Week join us on this tour to find out more about the horrible side of nature. No booking required. Tour. Not wheelchair accessible. Families
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 17.00, Sunday 14.00 to 17.00. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Admission Price: FREE and no booking required.
National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
National Museum of Ireland :Archaeology Kildare Street, Dublin 2
National Museum of Ireland:Natural History Merrion Street, Dublin 2
National Museum of Ireland :Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Contact National Museum of IrelandTelephone:(01) 6777444 Please mention FunDays.ie
International: +353 1 6777444
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