KCM’s secondary schools programme is devised to make your students’ museum visit relevant to the class room. Guided tours and workshops are based on the secondary curriculum and cover several areas such as history, art and geography. All our activities encourage students to engage with the exhibitions in a creative way and to gain both analytical and social skills. We promote teachers’ and students’ active participation and are happy to discuss short and long-term projects.
 
1. MEDIEVAL EXPERIENCE TOUR
Guided tour

Join our expert guide and travel back in time to visit a medieval town complete with the sounds and smells! Our medieval experience is a reconstruction of the bustling market town of Tralee in the year 1450. We will trace the history of Tralee from its foundation in 1216 to its destruction in the 1580s. During the tour we will explore several topics relevant to the secondary curriculum such as ‘The Job of the Historian’, ‘Medieval Society’ and ‘The Reformation’.

Cost: €3.50 per pupil (May and June); teachers free of charge
Discount rates: as little as €1 per pupil (September to April)
Duration: 45 minutes
Group size: up to 30 pupils, larger groups can be split

 Check out the Medieval Experience Gallery

Contact us to book your visit and to see how we can
tailor a visit to suit your learning goals.

 066 712 7777
 education@kerrymuseum.ie
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. BONE INVESTIGATORS WORKSHOP
Interactive dig workshop with guide at hand

Bone Investigators is the latest interactive attraction in our Museum. Students can excavate two Viking skeletons and other exciting replica artefacts. In this hands-on dig workshop students find out how archaeologists excavate and what we can learn from their finds. The dig experience is based on the excavation of a spectacular Viking burial site at Cloghermore Cave, near Tralee. During the workshop we will explore topics relevant to the secondary curriculum, particularly ‘The Work of the Archaeologist’ and discuss the nature and use of primary sources. Bone Investigators is especially relevant to first year students and lends itself perfectly for post-visit projects.

Cost: €3.50 per pupil (May and June); teachers free of charge
Discount rates: as little as €1 per pupil (September to April)
Duration: 45 minutes
Group size: up to 30 pupils, larger groups can be split

 Check out Bone Investigators

4. MAIN GALLERY
Guided tour

Join our expert guide and delve into 7,000 years of Kerry’s fascinating past. Tailor-made tours can provide students with a broad overview from Kerry’s first Stone Age settlers to the 1916 Proclamation. It is also possible to explore specific topics such as ‘How we find out about the past’, ‘Studies of Change’ and ‘Understanding the Modern World’. The Museum Gallery is also the perfect resource for Local History projects and prepared projects for the Leaving Cert History Paper.

Cost: €3.50 per pupil (May and June); teachers free of charge
Discount rates: as little as €1 per pupil (September to April)
Duration: 45 minutes
Group size: up to 30 pupils, larger groups can be split

 Check out the Main Gallery