Primary Schools

The GPO Museum is ideal for Primary School Visits of all ages!

Educational visits to the GPO Museum are linked to the Primary SESE curriculum

There are 3 options available for the Primary School Tour and each tour is tailored to the age and ability of the children and the learning goals of the teacher.
 
  1. How To Be A Historian Tour with Film 
  2. Storytelling Tour with Film
  3. Rebel Rising Tour with Film 
 
 

School Tour Option 1

How To Be a Historian Tour with Film: 

 On the GPO Museum Young Historians Tour students will learn the skills and concepts needed to be a great historian. Using artefacts and photographs in the exhibition and pieces of testimony students will be shown how to use evidence and imagination to reconstruct the past just like a historian. Included in the tour is a GPO Museum Young Historians Guide for them to use, fill in along the way and after the tour. After their visit students may use their knowledge to create something to show their work as a historian which we will display in our Young Historians Gallery. Complete your work as a Young Historian and receive a GPO Museum Young Historians member certificate.
 
As well as working as a historian, elements of four other strands of the history syllabus are covered in this tour. They are:
 
  1. Story.
  2. Life, society, work and culture in the past (Language and culture in late 19th and early 20th century Ireland).
  3. Eras of change and conflict (changing roles of women in 19th and 20th centuries; WW1; and Modern Ireland).
  4. Politics, Conflict and Society (1916 and foundation of the state; and Northern Ireland).

School Tour Option 2

Storytelling Tour with Film

On this storytelling tour the guide will take your students on an interactive, puzzle-solving adventure through the week of the 1916 Rising. The tour follows a fictional child character who runs into important historical figures as well as ordinary people living in Dublin during this important event in Irish history. Included in the tour is An Adventurer’s Guide to 1916 for the students to use, fill in along the way and after the tour. There is also the option of students sending in any artwork, stories or dramas they create based on the tour to be displayed in our Young Historians Gallery.
 
Strand units covered in this tour are:
 
  1. Stories from lives of people in the past.
  2. Myths and legends (being able to distinguish between fictional myths and real people and events in the past).
  3. Life, society, work and culture in the past (Language and culture in late 19th and early 20th century Ireland).
  4. Politics, Conflict and Society (1916 and foundation of the state).

School Tour Option 3

Rebel Rising Tour with Film:
 
This tour will cover the general history of Ireland’s revolutionary period in the early 1900’s up to modern day. The museum and tour particularly focus on the 1916 Rising, the lead up to the rebellion and the aftermath.
 
 Strand units covered are:
 
  1. Story.
  2. Life, society, work and culture in the past (Language and culture in late19th and early 20th century Ireland).
  3. Eras of change and conflict (changing roles of women in 19th and 20th centuries; WW1; and Modern Ireland).
  4. Politics, Conflict and Society (1916 and foundation of the state; and Northern Ireland).
 
 
 
 

Membership

Shannon Heritage is constantly looking at ways to enhance our customer experiences with value adding products and services

We are delighted to offer our customers an Annual Membership programme that offers many benefits to users. 

Both cards offer special admission rates to all Shannon Heritage day visitor attractions and evening entertainments in Counties: Clare, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. 

Members can also avail of discounts on all purchases at Shannon Heritage operated Tea Rooms and Gift Shops.


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