Irish Military War Museum in Collon Co.Meath is Anything but a NORMAL museum.
“Please do not touch” is a fairly normal phrase you might hear in any Normal museum.
It is not uncommon on arrival to be handed a real (de-commissioned) rifle, pistol or grenade. A full hands on experience is what the IMWM focus on, and is the only one of it’s kind in Europe.
Covering 5,000 square feet of floor space, it represents a distinctly non-political but ‘must see’ educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond. Focusing mostly on world wars one and two and now with the New 1916 section in place, you are treated to a truly “Hands On” experience.
“Have fun learning and learn by having fun” is the Museum motto coined by curator and director William Sullivan. Collecting from the age of eight William has gathered a breath taking display of military artifacts and weaponry from the smallest medal to large artillery pieces, and even working tanks that can be taken for a spin.
Also getting a chance to visit their replica WW1 trench and watch a blank-firing weapons display with period weapon is a real eye opener to the way of life for the front line solder in the trenches.”
A 4,000 square foot assault course style play ground is on site for both little and not so little “grown up” kids to enjoy overlooked by a very large picnic area (under cover).
There many vehicles and displays to be explored and with friendly, knowledgeable staff always on hand to answer questions you can’t help but have fun learning.
For any information on school packages or bookings please call 041 9819501,
or visit them on the web at www.imwm.ie