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National Museum of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Shadow Puppets Workshop

Celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, on Saturday, 10 June at 12pm and at 2pm at this shadow puppet workshop with art facilitator Ana Colomer.

Admission is free.

Book here

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Online art workshop: Rock, Paper, Scissors – Design and Make Mega Mini Tombs

Watch our new online art video to design and make ‘Mega Mini Tombs’ at home for Cruinniú na nÓg!

Find out why megalithic tombs were built in Neolithic Ireland and how they were decorated. Then make and decorate your own mini mega tomb at home.

This video will premiere on the Museum’s YouTube channel at 10am on Saturday, 10 June.

Find out more here

National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Pop-up chats at the Wonder Cabinet

Drop into the Wonder Cabinet at the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History on Saturday, 10 June at 10.30 am or 12pm and join a pop-up chat.

Meet an Educator, ask some questions and maybe even get to touch a fossil, fur or skull from the handling collection! 

Find out more here

Chester Beatty

Take part in a variety of events onsite or online designed by the Chester Beatty to express your individuality and creativity.

To find out more about the Onsite A Stroll through Ulysses Workshop for Families, click HERE.

To find out more about Onsite Yoga Workshop for Families, click HERE.

Online Activities:

How to Make Koinobori (traditional Japanese Paper Fish)
Scratching the Surface: How to Create a Crayon Etching
How to Make a Phenakistoscope

Crawford Art Gallery

Follow your Nose – into the Gallery

Tours for Children
10 June 2023
10:00am- 11:00am and 11:30am-12:30pm

Playful Tours of the Gallery for children aged 4-8!

Never been to the Gallery before? Why not join us for a gentle but fun introduction for children, their adults may even learn a thing or two as well!

Tours are free, but booking is required.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to book.

Hugh Lane Gallery

Join artist Romanian born Anca Danila in this creative family workshop for Romanian speaking families.

In this workshop, Anca will guide participating families on a tour of selected artworks on exhibition. Following this, Anca will bring the group to our ‘Education Space’ where she will guide them in a facilitated art activity, experimenting with artistic techniques and materials in a relaxed and creatively stimulating environment.

Anca Danila is a visual artist born in Romania and based in Dublin where she lives and has worked for more than a decade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her works have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in institutions and galleries around the world.

No experience required. All materials provided.

Free but booking is essential. Click here to book.


Global Dance Party for Children

Location: Pavilion, Front Lawn | Time: 2pm to 4pm | Drop-in, no booking required.

To celebrate Cruinniu na nOg, come and join us for a day of free creative activity for young people. We offer the time and space to explore your physical exuberance through favourite family movement games, playful contemporary dance warm-ups and short relaxation exercises for children, to the sounds of music from around the world.

Movement will be facilitated by Paola Catizone and world music by DJ Nigel Wood. No dance experience needed, all welcome!

Please wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict movement.  Appropriate footwear and clothing are recommended as this will take place outdoors. 

National Concert Hall

Come one, come all to our family concert, where music and fun collide! On this year’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people. Join The Wild Turkeys @11am and @12:30 for an interactive concert of Irish traditional music which will have you tapping your feet and clapping along. 

Our family-friendly atmosphere means that children of all ages are welcome! 

All adults must be accompanied by a child.

Book here.

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Dublin City

10 Jun 2023


Age range

All ages