A great programme of events for all of the family to enjoy this mid-term in the mutiple Museum locations across Dublin.
With four incredible sites to discover and a full programme of Midterm events for all of the family to enjoy, be sure to schedule in a visit to your National Museum of Ireland this October.
All events are free to attend however booking is required for some. See further details at museum.ie
DROP-IN ACTIVITY: Megalithic Midterm
1.30pm – 3.30pm, Saturday, 26 October | NMI – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Handle amazing replica stone tools and weapons and learn about the skills of people in the past, with archaeologist Dave O’Reilly. Suitable for all ages.
FAMILY TOUR: An Introduction to Collins Barracks
3pm, Sunday, 27 October | NMI – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
Join an introductory tour to learn all about the fascinating history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day. Suitable for all ages.
INSPECTORIUM: Fearsome Fangs
11am – 1pm, Tuesday, 29 October | NMI – Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Sharpen your knowledge about all things toothy and see what’s scarier – a tarantula’s fangs or a vampire bat’s canines! Suitable for families.
TOUR: Winter Trail Adventure!
11am and 2pm, Wednesday, October 30 | NMI – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Take a special family tour with activity sheets to discover how Medieval lords, Viking children and Stone Age farmers celebrated feasts in winters past. Suitable for children aged six years plus.
WORKSHOP: Bubble, Boil and Trouble!
2pm, Thursday, 31 October | NMI – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
Unleash your inner witch or wizard and find out about potions from the past with this special art workshop for children.
POP-UP TALK: Samhain, Ravens and Morrigan
12noon and 2pm, Friday, 1 November | NMI – Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Come along to this special pop-up talk to discover the mythological links between ravens, Hallowe’en and the Celtic Goddess known as Morrigan. Suitable for all ages.
STORYTELLING: Spooky Tales of an Irish Hallowe’en
10am, 11.30am and 2pm, Friday, 1 November | NMI – Country Life, Turlough Park, Co. Mayo
Join master storyteller Rab C Fulton to find out what you need to do if you’re ever caught by the fairies! Suitable for families.