Start with an exciting and scenic ferry ride from Cobh and enjoy a fully guided tour of our facility, so that you understand the history and context of Spike Island.
In the last 1300 years Spike has been an island monastery, prison, fortress and home, so there are many strands to this amazing island.
Then after you tour its time to dive into the world of an archaeologist. Learn about the tools of the trade and how to become an archaeologist in our outdoor and indoor classroom settings.
Walk with us to the convicts graveyard where we discuss how human remains and other finds can teach us more about how people lived.
Then it's on to our purpose-built archaeology pit, where you can learn how to dig carefully for and properly catalog the treasures you find.