november, 2021

fri12nov11:30 amfri12:15 pmVirtual Vikings - Virtual Sessions for Primary Schools11:30 am - 12:15 pm Online


(Friday) 11:30 am - 12:15 pm



Virtual Vikings Event

Event Details

The Education Department of the National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, in collaboration with Midlands Science and the Heritage Office of Longford County Council, will hold during Science Week special online virtual events developed for Co. Longford primary schools. The Museum will host a live virtual workshops from the Museum in Dublin to interact with Primary pupils in Co. Longford, who will learn about what archaeology and science can tell us about the past, and about the arrival of the Vikings to Ireland and their impact on the Midlands. This event will include the first public broadcast of newly created videos about the Vikings in Ireland and the Midlands, and the role that archaeology and science plays in understanding past. The videos were filmed with Museum education staff in the Museum’s Viking Ireland exhibition, and use the unique collection of objects from archaeological excavations in Dublin and around Ireland to explain the archaeology of the Vikings in Ireland, and in particular, the Midlands. These videos have been developed in partnership between the Museum and Midlands Science and will be launched as part of this year’s Science Week. This event is part of national Science Week, supported by Science Foundation Ireland.

This event is exclusive to 3rd and 4th class of all primary schools in Longford, if you are interested in taking part please fill out the below form and one of our staff will be in touch (within a few days) to confirm your booking.