Events for the weekend (21&22 October)
As Halloween is approaching, there are more and more Halloween themed events in Dublin, so be prepared that most of the events on our list for the weekend are somehow related to pumpkins, ghosts and other scary creatures...
Tickets are €2,5 per person. Under 2s are free. Get into the Halloween spirit and join us at Scalp Wood Nurseries for our annual Pumpkin Festival! Children can pick their own pumpkin for a small charge. Whatever the weather you are sure to enjoy yourself. We have a polytunnel complete with lots of activities to keep your little ones busy including blackboards, little tables and chairs with crayons to colour Spookley prints. Outside there is a Spookley maze.
During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.
A chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators - a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages.
Come and along and learn how to turn ordinary leaves to turn into scary ghosts, perfect for decorating your house with in time for Halloween then enjoy some outdoor Halloween games like bobbing for apples.
Vintage run and display of fire engines and other emergency vehicles in aid of the Burns Unit, Our Ladys Children's Hospital, Crumlin. There is no entry fee but a voluntary donation towards event insurance costs of no more than €10 would be appreciated. All vehicles must have current insurance displayed or documents carried. Drivers must have the correct current license applicable to their vehicle. A road run is proposed subject to permission from An Garda Siochana. This is not compulsory. All exhibits to be on site by 10.30 at the latest. Safety is our primary concern. Please obey stewards at all times. All vehicles reversing must be marshalled by a competent adult.