As part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival, celebrating the arts and creativity as we age, the Museum will be hosting drop-in events with experimental archaeologists who created handling objects for the Museum’s collection. These will take place each Friday morning throughout the month of May.
During this drop-in session, meet with Museum educator, Matthew Lester, who will have a selection of replica artefacts from Early Medieval Ireland from the Education Department’s handling collection. Take a close-up look at replica jet crosses from Yorkshire, based on a find from Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, a calligrapher’s set, and a selection of brooches for cloaks and clothing. Learn about the coming of Christianity to Ireland, and the impact it had on the valley at Glendalough by exploring our Glendalough timeline banner. Afterwards, make sure you check out the Glendalough; Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage exhibition, and the Treasury, where some of the original artefacts are on display.
No booking required. This event will take place in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. This event is not wheelchair accessible.