Museum of Childhood Event Day 19th August 2017

Join us in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday 19th of August for the Museum of Childhood Event Day!

Would you like to see a Museum of Childhood in Dún Laoghaire? To get a taste of what the museum could offer, join in a very special day of events for all ages that reflects on past and present experiences of childhood, and the importance of childhood heritage.

Events include workshops, games, exhibitions and performances, and a series of talks and an exhibition aimed at adults. All events are free but booking is required.

The Museum of Childhood Event Day is supported by the National Heritage Council and is a part of National Heritage Week 2017.

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Events for adults and young adults:

Three Centuries of Irish Childhood History Session —  Royal Marine Hotel — Saturday 19th August 11am — 1pm

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Exhibiting Childhood: Illustrated Talks on the National Museum’s Collections — Royal Marine Hotel — Saturday 19th August 2pm — 3.30pm

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Visit the exhibition Down Memory Lane on childhood in Ireland in the 1950s in the Royal Marine Hotel, and share your memories of childhood with us!

Workshops for Children in the Royal Marine Hotel 

“Magic Bottles” Children’s Art Workshop — Royal Marine Hotel Saturday 19th August 10.30am-12pm. Ages 6-8

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Fun Science Children’s Workshop — Royal Marine Hotel Saturday 19th August 12pm-1.30pm. Ages 8+

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“Yesterday’s Childhood” Children’s Drama Workshop — Royal Marine Hotel Saturday 19th August 2pm-3.30pm. Ages 10-13.

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“I Love my Neighbourhood” Model-building Workshop —  Royal Marine Hotel Saturday 19th August 4pm-5pm. Ages 5+, family workshop.

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Events for Children in Bloomfields Shopping Centre

Púca Puppets, in association with Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Dún Laoghaire, present this fantastic workshop for children aged 6-10 and their families, as part of the Museum of Childhood Event Day.

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The Bear Essentials Teddy Bear Hospital is coming to Dún Laoghaire! In association with Bloomfields Shopping Centre, this very special Teddy Bear Hospital comes to Dún Laoghaire as part of the Museum of Childhood Event Day. See below for more details.

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