National School Tours

26 Oct 2021
National School Tours

The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history


Self Guided Tour

21st century touch-screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawers are among the exciting techniques that will connect visitors to tales of siege and warfare. Students will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back  hrough time. In the busy courtyard a blacksmiths forge and scenes
from a seventeenth century siege can be experienced. The sights, scenes and sounds of King John’s Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.

Standard Entry - €6.50 Self Guided Tour – duration 2 hours
Join the Jester Tour

Let one of our colourful caslte characters take you and your class on an nteractive tour throughout the castle, courtyard and exhibition. Finish with a clue trail around the Castle Courtyard!
Hightlights include
  • Dramatic 12th Century Castle
  • Meet the Castle Characters
  • Medieval dress up
  • Crawl through a siege tunnel
  • Audio visiual exhibition
  • Climb to the top of the castle towers
  • Visit the Moneyer & mint your own coin
  • Fire a canon!
€10 per student

To book your class contact reservations@shannonheritage.com
 Call 061 711222