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Museum Events 3-15 Feb 2015
By Bernie Byron
6, Feb 2015 - 10:04



EVENTS: 3rd to 15th of February 2015


The current calendar of events for February - March 2015 is now available on-line:

iPhysics Everywhere!

This Saturday - book today.

Sat 7th of Feb: 10am - 4pm

Join us for a day of talks and demonstrations exploring the importance and revelance of physics in our daily lives; find out about career opportunities. With Science Ireland, the Institute of Physics and other Science professionals from around Ireland. For more information contact the bookings office. Tel: 094 903 1751; .  Students, Adults & children 12yrs+

Competition Time!

Museum's Most Wanted!

During February, a reward is being offered to the most shifty-looking visitor! To enter, take your mug shot at the Preserving the Peace exhibition then email your photo to to join our online Rogues Gallery. To claim the bounty, leave your name and contact number. All Ages.



Celebrate St. Valentine's Day at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life. Take a stroll through the romantic and magical gardens at Turlough Park. Relax and enjoy a special afternoon tea lovingly prepared in the Museum Café. For queries and bookings contact the Museum Café: 094 92 89972. Booking essential.

Women in Policing'

A talk by Garda Commissioner,  Noirín O'Sullivan

Friday 27th Feb: 7-8pm

Join Garda Commisioner, Noirín O'Sullivan, for a talk on the experience and impact of women in the ranks of An Garda Síochána.

Booking required: Tel: 094 90 31751 ;  Email:

Spring-time at

National Museum of Ireland-Country Life

Mayo Genealogy Group

Sat 14th of Feb: 11.30am-1.00pm

If you are interested in finding out about your family history come along for free practical tips to get you started with the Mayo Genealogy Group. No booking required. New Researches welcome. Adults

Strange & Unusual

Wed 18th of Feb: 2pm-3pm

Tour behind the scenes with Documentation staff, to find out about some of the exciting and puzzling discoveries uncovered in the Museum's collection. Adults. Booking required.

Preserving the Peace: Horrid History!

Thu 19th of Feb: 2pm-3pm

Learn about the darker side of policing long ago with exhibition curator Noel Campbell. Hear tales of the hangman and what it really meant to ‘let the cat out of the bag'. Booking required. Adults & Children 7yrs+

Craft: Keep Calm & Cast On!

Fri 20th of Feb: 11am-1pm

Join the Museum Knitting Circle to make your own spring time knits and crochet. Start a new project or get help finishing an old one! Exchange ideas and tips. Learn a new skill for life. Beginners welcome. No booking required. Adults & Children 7yrs+

School's out!

Visit the Kids Museum this Mid-Term!

Pots of Fun!

Wed 18th of Feb: 2pm-4pm

Explore mugs, jugs and plates from long ago. Find out what they were used for, how they were made and decorated. Design and decorate your own plate the old way using paint and sponging. No booking required. Family.

The Little Red Hen

Thu 19th of Feb 11.30am-1.00pm

Hear the story of the little red hen and friends on this gallery walkabout. Get hands on with objects from the story. Booking Required. Family: suitable for 3-6yrs.

Primary School Debate!

Preserving the Peace: 200 Years of Policing in Ireland

FRIDAY MARCH 6TH : 11.00am - 2.30pm

We are inviting schools to take part in a day of debating in conjunction with our new exhibition ‘Preserving the Peace'

To apply for more information please contact

5th to 6th Class, SESE: History, Geography, English, SPHE


Preserving the Peace: Policing on the Island of Ireland 1814-2014

To mark the bicentenary of The Peace Preservation Act 1814 the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life has developed Preserving the Peace - an exhibition dedicated to Irish policing. This exhibition will run until 24 May 2015. For more information visit.


Visit the Museum shop for all your shopping needs.  It's a great place to pick up presents with the added benefit of buying Irish.

The craft section is a real winner with its elegant scarves and blankets as well as gorgeous jewellery, pottery and hand turned wood. Browsing the book section is an entertainment in itself - but it's also a handy place to find that perfect gift.  Not forgetting the kids with a wide range of arts and crafts to suit all ages. Tel: 094 90 31767 or E-mail:

Museum Café

Visit the Museum Café for a wide variety of tasty and seasonal meals and snacks. Enjoy our freshly baked produce and speciality teas and coffees; the perfect complement to your museum visit. For queries and bookings contact the Museum Café: 094 928 9972 or E-mail:


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