Family Fun Kilkenny Ireland!

Museums are not usually the first thing that comes to mind when you’re planning a day of fun things to do in Kilkenny Ireland. In fact, the thought of bringing kids to museums might instill a feeling of fear for lots of parents, along with visions of their little darlings accidentally knocking over a 900-year-old statue….. but fear not!

The Medieval Mile Museum is considered amongst the top attractions for Family Fun Kilkenny Ireland has to offer! Find out why with our Top 5 Things for Kids in the Medieval Mile Museum 2019!


1. Child-friendly Audio Guide – use an audio guide to explore the museum and test your knowledge of medieval Kilkenny with our audio quiz! These child-friendly audio guides come in five languages (English, Spanish, German, Italian and French) If your not-so-little ones are learning any of these languages in school, perhaps taking an audio guide tour in a language they are learning will help them to boost their confidence with the language they are studying!

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Kids enjoying the audio guide tour of Medieval Mile Museum.

2.  Interactive map- imagine yourself walking through Medieval Kilkenny with our interactive map. Do your kids love to use tablet devices to play games or watch YouTube videos? Then they will love our huge interactive digital map of Medieval Kilkenny!

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Kids using the Interactive Digital Map in Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum


3. Treasure Hunter- search the museum to discover the hidden treasures pictured in our map guide; especially fun for our very young visitors

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Kids searching beneath the museum floor for hidden treasure

4. Tombs and Crypts-  take a selfie in the monk’s stone coffin and discover the spooky graveyard, where there have been reports of ghostly activities and encounters underneath the Kilkenny room.

Young girl exploring the monks stone coffin in Medieval Mile Museum Kilkenny

5. See treasures uncovered by archaeologists up close – toy soldiers, Roman coins and weapons!

Toy Soldier, one of the many artefacts found here in the grounds of the museum by archaeologists!

Bonus feature:

6. Meet an ancient king who will talk to you through a magic wishing well.

Click here to see a sneak peek of our interactive wishing well

We’ve got all of this plus tonnes more things for kids and grown-ups to enjoy here at the Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny and we hope to see you soon!


While you’re here………….

Catch our Curator, Grace Fegan chatting about Ireland’s Medieval Mile to Australian Radio Presenter, Chris Smith from Sydney’s 2gb 873AM – click here to hear the conversation! 

Want to visit the Medieval Mile Museum with your whole class and teacher? Click here for more information on our great education tours and programmes!