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Children and Family Events at the National Museum of Country Life

National Museum of Country Life, Mayo

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The National Museum of Country Life

Dates: July and August

The National Museum of Country Life has lots of free family events during July and August, suitable for children of all ages. Every Saturday throughout the month of July from 2pm to 4pm,  you can make your own Paper Bee & Wildflowers at the Nature Craft Station. This is part of the ‘Visit the Murmur of Bees’ exhibition where you can learn all about bees in Ireland and then visit the Nature Craft Station in the Education Rooms in the Museum Galleries. This is a self-guided activity suitable for all ages. No booking is required.

Families are encouraged to pick up the new ‘Woodland Explorer’ activity booklet from Museum reception and explore a self-guided nature trail through the grounds of Turlough Park any time during opening hours.  Also during opening hours, families can participate in the  Gallery Trail: ‘Find Peadar and his Friends’! Peadar is a Pygmy Shrew who lives at the Museum with his seven friends. Can you find their hiding spots in the Museum galleries using a fun, self-guided activity sheet?

They Museum Music  Circle runs from 1pm to 2.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and is suitable for all Ages. Dust down that fiddle and polish that whistle for the Museum’s Music Circle! Come along to learn, practice, share and play tunes and songs with other musicians.

All events are free and you can get more information here.




Multi-art form

School Level

Early Years, Primary & Post-Primary