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A feast of Free Family Events at The National Museum's of Ireland this Mid-term

This mid-term there’s a feast of fun, free activities at the National Museum of Ireland. The National Museum’s four sites provide an ideal place for a family day out.

Free Family Events this February Mid-Term at the 4 National Museum’s of Ireland.

Explore Ireland’s rich cultural heritage by taking a stroll around the museums or enjoy a more hands on experience by participating in one of our events this mid-term. An ideal spot for a rainy day!

NationalMuseumArchaeologyNational Museum of Ireland-Archaeology

It’s all about the Vikings at the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology on Kildare Street. Learn how to weave like a Viking woman at Viking Weaving-Wool You Join Us?  Read some Viking stories and sagas by deciphering the special symbols they used at Runic Riddles!  Children’s author Debbie Thomas will even take you on journey to a remote island off Ireland. Here you can see where medieval monks hid themselves from the Vikings and find out all about their Monk-ie Business!

Museum of County LifeNational Museum of Ireland-Country Life in Turlough Park

At the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life in Turlough Park, Co. Mayo kids can get crafty by making their own bird feeder (Kidz Museum: Feed Our Birds! ), knitting (Knitting Circle: Spring Out of Winter!) or they can even try their hand at making a felt ball like the hurling balls of long ago. (Kidz Museum: Felting the Past)  Discover more about the sliotar with Dr. Fiachra Collins as he details their history from hand crafting to modern production. (Engineering Week: Technology behind the Sliotar)

Natural HIstory MuseumNational Museum of Ireland-Natural History

Swing by the National Museum of Ireland-Natural History on Merrion Square to and discover more about the theories of Charles Darwin on the Darwin Family Tour. Or drop-in and enjoy one of our seasonal spring worksheets, finding the answer to clues and learning some fun facts along the way. (Spring Activity Sheet-Spring into action).

Collins Barracks MuseumNational Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts & History

At the Hands on History session at the National Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks you have a unique opportunity to interact with our collections. Enjoy the chance to explore artefacts from the collection of objects for handling as museum educators provide a fascinating insight into their history.

Don’t forget everything is free! Visit www.museum.ie for full details of all ongoing events.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.