Collection & Exhibition Tours

Collection and Exhibition tours for those in Higher Education.

The Hunt Museum offers discounted, engaging guided gallery visits of the permanent collection and special exhibitions for classes from FE colleges and universities.

These seminar-style discussions are led by Museum staff and can be specifically designed to enhance professors’ curricula. Through close observation and guided discussion, students explore art, history, world cultures or museology.

Opportunities are also available to develop collaborative projects culminating in online and gallery-based exhibitions and installations.

For more information please contact Maria Cagney, Curator of Education and Outreach.

Ancient Ireland Handling Session

Relevant to the Junior cycle
Duration: 60 mins
€3.50 per student, teachers go free!

During this workshop, students will use their senses to analyse and evaluate various replica objects. This will enable them to construct historical narratives, and interpret what life was like in the Stone Age and Bronze Age.

They will also take a tour of the prehistoric objects in the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Loan Box

This is also available as a loan box.

The Hunt Museum offers a range of different loan boxes containing an array of handling material, and activity resources, that can bring the past to life in the classroom.

This can be used to learn about Ireland in the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age.

Cost: 30 euro plus VAT for 10 days.


  • Strand 1: The Nature of History
  • Strand 2: The History of Ireland

Visual Art

  • Element: Visual Culture and Appreciation, Craft Strand
  • Element: Media, Craft Strand


  • Strand 1: Oral Language


  • Strand 1: The Nature of Science

Environmental Social Studies

  • Section 1: Settlement / Resources
  • Topics: Food, Shelter, Energy, Water, Clothing
  • Option 2: Pre-Christian Ireland

Life in the Bronze Age

For 3rd and 4th Classes
Cost: 3.50 per pupil, teachers go free!
Duration: 60 mins

Created by American illustrator Ingrid Hess, this exhibition is an exciting opportunity for students to thematically explore the objects, and practices, of the Bronze Age in Ireland.

A Primary School workshop is also available. In this workshop, students can investigate the Bronze Age collections on display in the Hunt Museum.

When students handle replica artefacts, inquiry led learning is supported alongside trying out some simple prehistoric technologies.


  • Working as a historian
  • Early People and Ancient Societies
  • Community and change over time
  • Local studies

Visual Arts

  • Drawing & constructing


  • Materials


  • Human Environments

Collection Protection

Primary School students will learn how materials (artefacts/objects) in the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection decay and degrade over time. They will also learn about the science of preserving them for the future.

  • Resource 1 is designed for in-class presentation. Students will be introduced to objects in the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection. They will be taught how to categorise these objects as organic or inorganic, based on their materials. 
  • Resource 2 is designed to be printed out and used as a hard copy for students. Through a series of practical experiments, students will explore how some of the materials in the Hunt Museum Permanent Collections erode.
  • Resource 3 is a presentation introducing students to methods of preservation and restoration carried out in the Hunt Museum


  • Energy and forces
  • Materials

Visual Art

  • Strand: Painting and colour


  • Natural Environments
  • Rocks and soils
  • Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere