KCM is a member of the Tralee School Tours group, a collection of venues that offers an excellent mix of value-for-money, education and entertainment to visiting schools. Our partners include the Aqua Dome, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Crag Cave and Blennerville Windmill, and this choice of top quality attractions allows you to treat your class to an excursion they’ll never forget.

As part your great day out KCM offers teachers a choice of three different visitor experiences that have been especially designed for school groups.

Guided tour with activity sheets
Highlight: dressing up in medieval costume

Travel back in time and 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. Equipped with fun activity sheets pupils enter through the town gate and stroll down ‘Burgess Street’, Tralee’s main medieval thoroughfare. See how the butcher, shoemaker and merchant went about their business; discover how criminals were punished and find out why rubbish was thrown out of the windows into open sewers.

• Duration: 45 minutes
• Group size: up to 30 pupils, larger groups can be split

 Download PDF activity sheet
 Check out the Medieval Experience Gallery

For further information about Tralee School Tours visit their website or call their central booking number below.

 087 902 1580

Interactive dig workshop with guide at hand
Highlight: digging up a Viking skeleton

Bone Investigators is the latest interactive attraction in our Museum. Children get to dig up two Viking skeletons, a man and a woman, along with exciting replica grave goods. In this handson dig workshop pupils dress up in high-vis vests and, equipped with kneeling pads and brushes, discover why and 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.

• Duration: 45 minutes
• Group size: up to 30 pupils, larger groups can be split

 Check out Bone Investigators

Interactive discovery trail with guide at hand
Highlight: learning how to play Viking chess

From Stone Age hunters to Polar explorer Tom Crean – delve into 7,000 years of Kerry’s fascinating past. Pangur Bán, a clever white cat who lived in medieval times, is our guiding spirit and his exciting trail will lead pupils through the Museum Gallery and Tom Crean Room. Fun activity sheets and plenty of interactive displays allow pupils to discover fascinating artefacts along the way.

• Duration: 45 minutes
• Group size: up to 30 pupils, larger groups can be split

 Download PDF activity sheet
 Check out Pangur Bán’s Trail