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Education and Outreach Resources

Education and Outreach Resources

 Visiting the Museum:

 

Museum Tours

 We can provide a guided tour of the Museum and its exhibitions. Tours should be booked at least two-weeks in advance by contacting the Museum (available for groups only).

 

Archaeology Box

Through our Archaeology Box, you will learn and find out about the Archaeology of County Donegal. The Archaeology box contains artefacts real and replica from the Stone Age to the Viking period. Children and adults are able to handle the artefacts and learn about the archaeology of County Donegal. For a facilitated workshop with the Archaeology Box please contact the Museum.

 

‘Donegal  Museum Detectives’ Backpack

 

This fun and educational family backpack is available to borrow free of chargeon your visit to the County Museum. It contains a variety of activities which have been designed to engage children and families with the exhibitions. Each pack contains “Donegal Museum Detectives” pencils and badges, which are free to take home. There is also a Museum postcard you can use to tell your friends and family about your visit to the Museum. This project was funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

 

Outreach

Archaeology Box

 

Through our Archaeology Box, you will learn and find out about the Archaeology of County Donegal. The Archaeology box contains artefacts real and replica from the Stone Age to the Viking period. Children and adults are able to handle the artefacts and learn about the archaeology of County Donegal. For a facilitated workshop with the Archaeology Box please contact the Museum. This service is offered free of charge.

Reminiscence Sessions

Donegal County Museum can visit your group, organisation or centre with items from our Museum Collection to assist with Reminiscence. This service is offered free of charge.

 
Travelling Exhibitions

Donegal County Museum has developed a number of Exhibitions, which are available for loan to school/ group/ organisation. The exhibitions consist of pop-up information stands on themes such as the            Flight of the Earls; the Plantation of Ulster; the First World War; the Ulster Covenant 1912 and      Connection and Division: Donegal 1910-1930, etc. For more info and bookings, please contact the Donegal County Museum. This service is offered free of charge.

 

Talks/workshops

We can deliver workshops and talks on the Museum to your group or organisation at an offsite location; bringing the County Museum to you. This service is offered free of charge. Please contact us.

 
Pop Up Museum

 

The Museum can arrange to create a Pop-Up Museum in your venue. A Pop Up Museum is a museum, which exists for a few hours on one particular day and is created by the public. The mission of the Pop-Up Museum is to create conversations between people of all ages and walks of life. People are invited to bring along an object relating to a particular theme and Museum staff will assist them to write a label to describe what the object means to them. The object is then put on display. At the end of the session, the object is returned. This service is offered free of charge.

 

 

Museum Resources for Use in the Classroom

 

Archaeology Box

 

Through our Archaeology Box, you will learn and find out about the Archaeology of County Donegal. The Archaeology box contains artefacts real and replica from the Stone Age to the Viking period. Children can handle the artefacts and learn about the archaeology of County Donegal. This service is offered free of charge. For a facilitated workshop with the Archaeology Box please contact the Museum.

 

Pop Up Museum

 

The Museum can arrange to create a Pop-Up Museum in your classroom or school. A Pop Up Museum is a museum, which exists for a few hours on one particular day and is created by the children. The mission of the Pop-Up Museum is to create conversations between people of all ages and walks of life. The children are invited to bring along an object relating to a particular theme and Museum staff will assist them to write a label to describe what the object means to them. The object is then put on display. At the end of the session, the object is returned. Themes can include “The Oldest Thing I Have’ and “My Culture”. This service is offered free of charge.

 

Travelling Exhibitions

 

Donegal County Museum has developed a number of Exhibitions, which are available for loan to school/ group/ organisation. The exhibitions consist of pop-up information stands on themes such as the Flight of the Earls; the Plantation of Ulster; the First World War; the Ulster Covenant 1912 and Connection and Division, Donegal 1910-1930, etc.  For more info, please contact the Donegal County Museum. This service is offered free of charge.

 

 Publications

 The Museum has published a variety of Booklets, which are available free of charge to teachers:

 

“From Home to Foreign Fields” which explores WWI in Donegal, DerryCity, Strabane and Omagh.

A Guide To The Plantation Of Ulster in Derry And Donegal

Plantation Architecture And Landscape In Derry And Donegal

The Legacy Of The Plantation In Derry And Donegal

The Ulster Covenant, 1912

From Leaders to Exiles – related to the exhibition on the Flight of the Earls

 

 

For further information on these resources available please contact Donegal County Museum

T 074 9124613 E museum@donegalcoco.ie

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