The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum at Muckross House
Archaeology is one of the few romantic sciences. It conjures up images of vast excavations in Egypt revealing mummies and tombs. Ireland has long been a favourite for archaeologists as, thanks to our large tracts of peat bog which are good for preserving materials over a long period of time, loads of ancient artifacts, tools, weapons and even bodies have been discovered here. So it’s great that Muckross House are hosting an Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum this Sunday the 20th July. What is an Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum? Read on and find out.
The Archaeological Research Pop-Up Museum is a variety of different exhibits and events which will help with childrens’ understanding of Ireland’s ancient past. In the museum there will be ancient artifacts, replicas, displays and excavation trenches which are modeled on the type of trenches that archaeologists would work on. It’ll be an irresistible cocktail of learning and fun for the kids and a few hours of quiet and calm for the adults.
The pop-up museum is being hosted on the grounds of Muckross House beginning at 10.30am Sunday morning and continuing on until 5am Sunday evening. Head down at your leisure and, here’s the best part, admission is totally free. So you’ve got some fun activities, interesting history lessons for kids and it’s all free. What more could you want? You might even learn something yourself!