Whether you are a school group, or a youth organisation, or home school groups you are VIPs at Nano Nagle Place. Our museum is designed for discovery and really appeals to younger visitors.
Our school tours focus on the inspirational life of Nano Nagle, the grim world of 18th Century Cork and the history of the Presentation Sisters.
We offer a group rate for groups of 8 or over of €4 per student, Teachers are free of charge. Please note we cannot accommodate a group larger than 30 students at one time.
We recommend a stay of 1.5 hours and we have space for your students to have their lunch or a short break if needed.
If you are interested in booking a school visit or a virtual tour for your class, please contact our Learning and Engagement Officer Jessica Cull via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the booking form below.
Book a School Tour
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Planning your Tour
PLEASE NOTE WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF THREE WEEKS ADVANCE BOOKING FOR SCHOOL TOURS!
If you wish to bring a larger group why not combine a visit to other 18th Century locations in Cork like St Anne’s Shandon, Cork Butter Museum (not quite an 18th Century building but the butter trade was alive and well in Nano’s day), St. Peter’s, The Crawford Gallery (The Custom’s House in Nano’s day), or Elizabeth Fort (link to all cultural sites website).
Here are the Irish National Teachers Association Suggested Ratios for School Tours
- 1 adult for every 6 pupils in school years 1 to 3 (under 5s reception classes should have a higher ratio);
- 1 adult for every 10-15 pupils in school years 4 to 6;
- 1 adult for every 15-20 pupils in school year 7 onwards.
Please note that teachers have to stay with the group for the duration of the visit.
The cost is €4 per student, teachers go free. Please pay for your visit in one lump sum or we can arrange for an invoice to be sent to your school.
Please note we do not have parking available on-site. The easiest drop off point for coaches is George’s Quay, a short walk from Nano Nagle Place via Dunbar Street or Mary Street as shown below:
School Tour Activities
Discover Nano Nagle – Suitable for all ages
Hop into History! – For learners aged 3-7
Museum in a Box – For learners aged 8+
Here is some feedback from recent school tours
“From the moment we arrived until the second we departed, the staff treated both teachers and children alike with warmth, engagement and genuine hospitality. We all spoke on the train returning to Cobh about how the team made the experience so enjoyable and engaging.
The tours were carried out in an organised and well run manner by splitting the group into teams. Throughout the morning, the staff members co-ordinated the teams into different zones of the centre and this system worked seamlessly. This was no easy feat with 90 children to manage!
The children (and teachers) learned so much about Nano and 18th century Cork from the staff members. I feel that while the facility itself is state of the art and a gem in the heart of the city, it is only enhanced and perfected by the dedication of each and every one of those staff members who looked after us today and they deserve to take a bow!”
“We took a group of 12 year old children to visit this museum just before Christmas. The staff were very friendly, informative and pitched their tour perfectly to the children. The cost was very reasonable, so little that we paid more then asked. The building and displays are a wonderful mix of old and new. The museum really captures the reality of Nano Nagle’s mission. The tour was also modified to include much information about Christmas in Cork at the time of Nano Nagle. I will certainly return with a class.”