Explore, Experience and Educate

The Shackleton Museum and Athy Heritage Centre places a strong emphasis on formulating and developing a wide variety of hands-on educational programmes and activities. We offer guided tours, interactive workshops and activity packs to allow students to explore our exhibitions in a fun, diverse and accessible way.

Included in the tour is an after-visit educational pack which helps extend the experience back into the classroom/learning environment.

Email info@shackletonmuseum.com for more information

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Primary Schools

  • Medieval History & Archaeology
  • The Famine
  • World War I
  • Polar History
  • Transport Heritage
  • Grand Canal and the River Barrow

Secondary School/ Scout, Guide, Youth Groups and Adult Learning

  • Tourism/Communication
  • Leadership/Motivation/Presentation
  • Themed Project Design
  • Archaeology
  • Waterway / Flora and Fauna
The above can be tailored to suit school/groups needs

The Aims of the educational programme ‘Explore, Experience and Educate’ Programme are:

  1. To further grow our partnerships with local schools and groups, in order to develop broad-based programmes which both benefit and enrich community life
  2. Athy Heritage Centre- Shackleton Museum will constantly broaden and deepen the interpretation of each theme within the Museum to expand and facilitate opportunities for learning on both the casual and the in-depth levels.
  3. The education policy will guide the design of new and exciting exhibits inspired by the proverb- “I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do and I understand”.
  4. To expand the idea of “museum” beyond the physical confines of the building.

Examples of some of our educational activity packs :

Sir Ernest Shackleton Colouring Sheet

Shackleton Crossword

Shackleton A3 Worksheet

Latest Exhibitions

Special School offer €2 per student, includes educational pack.