#IrishMuseumsOnline: content and resources

Looking for online content from museums but finding it hard to find? 

We have collected some of the material being shared by Irish Museums in one handy portal, to make it easier for you to access their activities and get inspired. 

Museums across the island are also using the hashtag #IrishMuseumsOnline to provide a easy touchpoint across social media. 

Below is a list of content which we are currently adding to. We will be gathering these into more focused access points as it expands so do check back with us!


3D Virtual Tours

Andrew Jackson Cottage

Ballymoney Museum

Cavan County Museum 

Carrickfergus Museum

Chester Beatty Library

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio

Fermanagh County Museum

Glasnevin Museum

Green Lane Museum

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Mid-Antrim Museum

Museum at the Mill

National Museum of Ireland: Natural History museum

National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology museum

National Gallery of Ireland

National Print Museum

Sentry Hill

Tower Museum

Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum


Audio Tours and Podcasts 

Glucksman: Exhibition tours

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art): Comprehensive range of curator and artists' talks

Kilmainham Gaol: Facebook Live tours with the curator from behind-the-scenes

Leprechaun Museum: Facebook Live tours

MoLI (Museum of Irish Literature): MoLI Radio featuring 24/7 broadcasting of new commissioned writing, discussion interviews, radio plays and documentary.

National Gallery: Curator and artist talks  

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI): Youtube channel featuring recent lectures. 


Online collections and Exhibitions

Armagh County Museum: Highlights of the collection 

Clare County Museum Riches of Clare: thematic collection catalogues under Earth, Power,Water, Faith, and Energy. 

Cobh Heritage Centre: Online exhibitions gallery

Digital Repository of Ireland: Collections include, Kilkenny Design Workshop, collections from the HSE, Chester Beatty, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork LGBT community, plus more. 

Dublinia: Learning resources on medieval and viking Dublin, separated into primary, secondary and everybody, and teacher resources.

Fermanagh County Museum: Exhibitions ‘Fermanagh – a story in 100 objects’ and 'William Scott: The Early Years’

Farmleigh House, Parkland, and Sculptures: Online tour

Hugh Lane Gallery: Online collection 

Hunt Museum: A user-friendly 'search the collection'

IFI Irish Film Archive: Online exhibitions and the IFI Player, which includes a large collection of TV commercials from the '60s, '70s and '80s

Marsh's Library:  Selection of online exhibitions

Monaghan County Museum: Online exhibitions, including the Monaghan Book of Plans Restoration Project 2018.

Trinity College Library:  Digital Collections Repository: and more than 50 Online Exhibitions


Learning Resources

Butter Museum: Worksheets for Primary schools and Junior Cert.

Chester Beatty Library: One touch-point page with resources for teachers and educators, audio and 3D tours, collections access. 

Clare County Museum: Stones and Bones activity sheet on the stone ages of Ireland

Coleraine Museum: Children's interactive archaeological exploration of Mountsandel 

Crawford Art Gallery: Resource packs for students and teachers, online workshops 

Design & Crafts Council Ireland: Primary schools programme, working with teachers, craftspeople and learners

Glucksman #CreativityAtHome: Daily creative activities designed for 'At Home'

Hugh Lane Gallery:  School Resources (‘The Science of Conservation’ and more); #FlashbackFriday exhibition archive; Youtube channel with children activities and artists' and curators talks 

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art): Comprehensive and wide ranging online content for students and teachers, young people, and adults

Kerry County Museum: One touch-point page with object-based activities for teachers and home schooling and talks based on the exhibitions and collections

Kilmainham Gaol Museum: Resource packs for primary and secondary schools. 

The Model - Inside Out: Weekly creative activities, further content in development. 

MOLI (Museum of Literature Ireland) - Bright Sparks Creative Bursts: Art and story workshops facilitated by Irish writers and illustrators (Age: 9+)

National Museum of Ireland: Comprehensive online content for students and teachers, young people and adults, from across the four sites. Including dedicated microsites: Bronze Age Handling Box, 1916 Object Stories, Roll of Honour 1916, and Documentation Discoveries

National Print Museum: Primary school teacher's packs and junior worksheets

Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum: Printable resources that can be used in both the classroom or at home. 

Science Gallery Dublin #SGDAtHome: Links to social media channels for interactive talks. further content in development

National Museums Northern Ireland: Comprehensive and wide ranging online content for students and teachers, young people and adults, from across the four sites

Trinity College Dublin - Book of Kells: Primary School and Secondary School Teachers’ Guide. 

Please contact us at office@irishmuseums.org if you have additions to this page.