We believe you learn with hands as well as head - our activities and events let you do both

Looking for things to do in Kilkenny? Activities in the National Design & Craft Gallery come in all shapes and sizes - from the hands-on fun of children's workshops to the music gigs, lively workshops and DIY of Culture Night, to Crafternoon Teas run as part of Bealtine Festival celebrating creativity in old age, there's something here for everyone. The gallery is not just a place to see beautiful work, it's also a place to socialise, discuss, learn and have fun! Read through the menu on the right of the page for more details on what's on offer. 

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Usually on the last Thursday of the month, we open our doors late for an after hours look at the current exhibition, accompanied by a glass of wine and an informal discussion. It’s a great place to meet new friends and get an alternative point of view.

One Saturday a month we invite young makers and their family to the National Design & Craft Gallery to take part in a hands on craft workshop that begins with a tour of the gallery, specially designed to get you in the mood for creating!

If you wish to book or enquire about an event do so here or call 056 7796151

View details of our current exhibitions and our up-coming events!