Pangur Bán, KCM’s clever cat mascot, leads the youngsters on a journey of discovery
An interactive trail snakes through the Main Gallery and Tom Crean Room that is specifically designed to engage our younger visitors. Kids are encouraged to locate Pangur Bán’s ‘Discover More’ displays and in the process they will:
• discover a Stone Age survival kit
• find out about Ireland’s animals
• solve an archaeology puzzle
• lose themselves in Celtic myths
• explore St Brendan’s travels
learn to play Viking chess
Play like a Viking – Take a seat and have a go at Hnefatafl (pronounced ‘naffle-taffle’) the Vikings’ favourite board game. The rules are like a cross between chess and draughts and are easy to learn.
dress up as Kerry hero Tom Crean
Dressing for survival – In the Tom Crean Room you’ll find a reduced-sized replica of the type of Burberry overalls and hood worn by the explorer on his adventures in the Antarctic. Kids are encouraged to try them on and find out more about how the Annascaul man and his colleagues survived in the most inhospitable place on earth.
Main Gallery and Tom Crean Room
Normal visit duration:
5 to 11 years