School and Education Programs

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Field Trips are FREE for students and teachers.

Our field trips are designed with teachers and students in mind and correlate with the Common Core and the state of Connecticut’s curriculum frameworks.

Please click here to download a copy of An Educator’s Guide to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum with pre- and post-visit classroom resources.

To schedule a field trip, please fill out the School Visit Request Form and return to

The museum is open for tours the following hours:
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

If requesting a tour outside of these times, please contact Margaret Vaughan at