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  • Crafted Creatures at The Ark

    Created 2011-02-19 by Emma Hannon

    Location: Urban - Co. Dublin, Co. Dublin, Co. Dublin

    Duration: 2011-02-19 to 2011-03-27

Project Outline

Crafted Creatures at The Ark

Discover a world of beautifully made beasts


19 February 27 March 2011


The Ark is preparing for an invasion of Crafted Creatures this spring, when every floor of its award-winning building will come to life with a captivating free exhibition of animal-themed craft for children and families. The exhibition is presented by The Ark and the Craft Council of Ireland to celebrate Year of Craft 2011.


Running alongside the Crafted Creatures exhibition, a programme of weekend and mid-term break craft workshops will give children a unique opportunity to work with expert craftspeople to explore animal themes using materials like clay, wire, fabric, rubber and plastic. The content of each workshop will be appropriate for your child`s age group (toddlers, 4-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds), and workshops start with a tour of the exhibition.


Free entry to exhibition

Workshop tickets 10/8 (concessions)


Crafted Creatures special events

In partnership with the National Museum of Ireland, Crafted Creatures will feature two special events Meet stuffed animals on Saturday 19th Feb (from the Natural History Museums collection) and Find Crafted Creatures Trail - a fun self-guided weekend treasure-hunt trail for families at the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, The Ark, and in some surprising places along the way. You can pick up a free trail map in The Ark or in any of the National Museum of Ireland`s Dublin sites (see

Free entry


For more information, opening hours and workshop schedules visit

Project Details

  • Location: Urban
  • From date: 2011-02-19
  • To date: 2011-03-27
  • Age range of participants:
    8-11, 5-7, 3-5, 3-5, 3-5, 3-5, 3-5, 3-5
  • County(ies):
    Dublin, Dublin, Dublin
  • Related Organisation(s):
    The Craft Council of Ireland, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Museum of Ireland

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