Schools at 14 Henrietta Street
Nominated for European Museum of the Year 2020, 14 Henrietta Street is a social history museum that captures over 300 years of family and city life within the walls of one address. Guided tours bring visitors on a journey from the houses’ grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of its later years. Originally built in the 1720s for wealthy Dublin families, by 1911 over 850 people lived on the street, over 100 of those in 14 Henrietta Street.
By connecting to the personal stories and memories of the families who called 14 Henrietta Street home, the building’s hidden histories are revealed. The stories of the house and the street mirror the story of the people and history of Dublin.
We hope to resume school tours to the museum as soon as government guidelines allow. In the meantime, we're delighted to announce that we have created a new set of Schools Resources for teachers in both primary and secondary schools, who would like to learn more about the history of the city.
These resources use history as a starting point and provide an integrated exploration of the curriculum, with four different resource sets for the different school levels - primary school, junior cycle, transition year, and leaving certificate.
You can view all of the Schools Resources on the menu on the left.
The resources (which include videos, oral histories, and downloadable/printable PDFs) have been designed to be flexible and adaptable for all levels and age groups. These resources can be used in the classroom, or at home, and as an extra learning resource before or after a school visit to 14 Henrietta Street.
Last updated: 16 April 2021