An open box of Viking equipment, including a helmet, sword, shield, gloves, shoes, and twine

This workshop utilizes replica objects, digital interactives, and artifacts from our collection to enhance students’ understanding of the Vikings’ history in Ireland. It informs them about the Viking culture, including their lifestyle, clothing, weapons used in battles, and innovative technology that they introduced to the Irish people.


Curricular Links: 

Visual Art: Strand – Art (Element: Critical and visual language, 1.1,
1.2 ; Element: Visual Culture and Appreciation

History: Strand – Developing Historical Consciousness – History of Ireland

Geography: Strand – Exploring People, Places, and Change


Loan Box

This is also available as a loan box.

The Hunt Museum offers a range of different loan boxes containing an array of handling material, and activity resources, that can bring the past to life in the classroom.

Contains artifacts relating to Ireland’s Viking age, and the role of the Norsemen in Limerick.


Cost: 35 euro for 10 days.


  • Strand: Developing historical consciousness
  • Strand: History of Ireland

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