Online History Resources


Useful History Sites
  The Ages of Exploration
  All About Explorers (via MIC Library)
  Ancient Egypt
  Ancient Egyptian Number System
  Ancient Greece
  Ancient Greeks (for Primary School)
  Ancient History Encyclopedia
  The Ancient Olympics
  Ancient Rome For Kids
  Anne Frank Secret Annex
  Archaeology: Clues From the Past
  BBC Historic Figures
  BBC Primary History Sites
  Behind The Name (Origin of First Names)
  Biographies (at
  Castles And The Medieval World
  Castle Explorer (Explore the Castles of Britain)
  Castles on the Web
  Children of the Famine
  Curiosity Of The Day
  Dúchas Schools' Folklore Collection
    - Weatherlore (1930s)
  Ellis Island - Stories of Yesterday and Today
  Encyclopaedia Mythica
  Encyclopaedia Titanica
  Eyewitness to History
  Fabricius - Learn to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs (at Google)
  Fakebook (Create Proflies for Fictional/Historical Characters)
  Florence Nightingale (Primary Source Documents
  Google Historical Events
  Google Historical Figures
  The Great Irish Famine Online (Comparison Maps)
  The Great Fire of London
  Guardian's Egypt
  History Of The World (British Museum/BBC)
  Hunt Museum Primary Schools Resources
  Hyper History Online
  Ireland's History in Maps
  Ireland's National Biography Dictionary
  Irish Coinage
  The Irish Flag (at Scoilnet)
  Maya Archaeologist
  Mr Dowling.Com - Browse The World
  Mythical Ireland
  Mythweb - Greek Mythology
  Nova Pyramids
  1916 Rising - Personalities and Perspectives
  Odyssey Online: Greece
  On This Day (BBC)
  On This Day - Beyond The Headlines
  101 Facts About Newgrange (at Mythical Ireland)
  The Past and Curious (History Podcasts for Kids)
  Reading Aloud - The History Of Reading (at Hunt Museum)
  The Romans (for Primary School)
  The Salmon of Knowledge
  Seiko Kids Time Classroom
  St. Patrick's Journey (at BBC Northern Ireland)
  Stone Pages
  Surname Meanings (at
  10 Treasures of Ireland (at Nat. Museum of Ireland)
  Threads - Schools' Oral History Project (at Scoilnet)
  Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer
  Tom Crean - An Irish Antarctic Explorer
  Turas Naomh Pádraig
  Turning the Pages
  Views of the Famine
  Viking and Medieval Dublin (Primary Version)
  Who Was Alive? (on any given date)
  World Digital Library (Primary Source Materials)
  World History Encyclopedia
  World War 2 People's War
  Zoom Explorers

Sites for Teachers
  BBC Teach - History (Ages 5-7)
  BBC Teach - History (Ages 7-11)
  Best of History Web Sites

Games and Activities
  Build A Pyramid
  Egyptian Tomb Adventure
  The Great Fire of London Game
  Hieroglyphics Translator
  Hieroglyphics Typewriter
  Know Your Numerals (Roman Numeral Bingo)
  Make A Roman Mosaic
  Return Of The Cat Mummy (at Google Arts & Culture)
  Viking Training School
  Your Life On Earth (at BBC)

Activity Collections
  Children's University of Manchester

Timelines and Timeline Makers
  Climate Time Machine
  Codex Atlanticus (Evolution of Leonardo Da Vinci's thoughts)
  Flippity Timeline Maker
  The Food Time Line
  Google Books Ngram Viewer (Word Usage Timeline)
  Measuring The Weather - A Timeline
  My Lens (Generate timelines for popular topics)
  Read Write Think Timeline Maker
  Time Glider (now 'Preceden')
  Time Graphics Timeline Editor
  Timeline Of The Human Condition
  Timeliner (at
  Time Toast
  Wikipedia Timeline Generator (at
  Wikitrivia Timeline Game
  World War 2 Timeline
  World Book Timelines (via Scoilnet)

  Scoilnet (Resource Finder)

Maps and Map Tools
  Gea Cron (Country Borders since 3000BC)
  Genealogy Map of Irish Surnames
  Heritage Maps
  Historic Maps
  History Pin
  Interactive Map Of The Roman Empire
  Ireland Before and After the Famine (Interactive Map)
  King's Topographical Collection 1500-1824 (on Flickr)
  The Map As History (Animated History Maps)
  Maps Etc (Historic Maps Collection)
  Maps That Changed Our World (Lib. of Congress)
  Old Maps Online
  Owl & Mouse - Online Interactive maps
  Persuasive Cartography Collection (at Cornell)
  A Race Of Discovery (at Travelbag)
  Time History Maps
  World Population History

Ireland Facts and Statistics
  Ask About Ireland
  Irish Surnames (at Behind The Name)
  Logainm - Placenames Database of Ireland
  Meaning of Names

Interesting Global Information
  Radiooooo (World Music Time Machine)

  Earth Calendar
  Here Is Today
  Qlock (Interactive World Time-Zone Map)
  Seiko Kids Time Classroom
  Time and
  Time is (Exact Time)
  The Time Now
  World Time Buddy

  Musical Instrument Museums Online

Genealogy/Family Tree
  Irish Census Search (1901 and 1911)
        - Census At School (Ireland)
  Mt. St. Lawrence Cemetery Burial Register
  My Heritage
  Parish Registers
  People Plotr


Historical Documnents and Archives
  Docs Teach (US National Archives for Education)
  World Digital Library (10000 Digitised Documents)

Historical Images and Artefacts
  Bridgeman Collection (free via Mary Immaculate College)
  British Library Albums (on Flickr)
  Circus Picture Collection
  Comic Art (120 Years of Panels and Pages)
  Cronobook Historical Photographs
  IMIRCE - Irish Emigrant Letters from N. America (at NUIG)
  Ireland Illustrated 1680-1860 (at NUIG)
  Library of Congress Collection at Flickr
  Library of Congress Free-to-Use Sets
  Life Magazine Collection hosted by Google
  Mid-Manhattan Library Collection
  Movie Posters Collection
  National Library of Ireland Digital Collections
  National Library of Ireland on the Commons (on Flickr)
  The Object Of History
  Photocrom Vintage Travel Prints (at Lib. of Congress)
  Public Domain Project (Historical Collection)
  Rare Historical Photos
  Retronaut (Photographic Time Machine)
  3D Images from the British Museum (at Sketchfab)
  Vintage Ads Live Journal

Historical Sounds
  Conserve The Sound
  Museum Of Endangered Sounds

Spoken Word
  British Library Oral History Collections
  Famous Speeches (The History Place)
  Martin Luther King

Newspaper/Magazine Archives
  Chronicling America (at Lib. of Congeress)
  Google Newspaper Archives
  Irish News Archive
  Key Moments in History (at Today's Front Pages)
  Old Magazine Articles

Television/Radio Archives
  RTE Archives (at Scoilnet)

Virtual Tours
  Áras an Uachtaráin
  Beaghmore Stone Circles
  British Museum with Google
  British Museum (Google Street View)
  Christchurch Cathedral Dublin
  Describing Egypt (Ancient Egypt in 360°)
  Discover Egypt's Monuments
  Dublin Rising 1916-2016 (with Google)
  History View (Virtual Library)
  Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship
  The Louvre
  Parthenon Ruins Tour
  Poulnabrone Dolmen (Interactive 3D Model)
  St. Peter's Basilica
  Titanic Virtual Tour
  The Treasury (at Nat. Museum of Ireland)
  Vatican Online Museums

  The Hunger Times (from PDST)
  Stone Age: A Day in the Life

Video Collections
  Documentary Heaven
  Documentary Tube
  Google Video Search
  Museum of Obsolete Objects
  Pathé News
  PBS World Explorers
  Teacher Tube
  Top Documentary Films
  Travel Film Archive
  Universal Newsreels
  US National Archives YouTube Channel
  Watch Know Learn
  YouTube Teachers Channel

        Updated: 4 April 2024