Photo: James Healy[/caption]The Classical Museum also took part in Heritage Week last year, with between thirty and forty people coming in to see the museum. “Heritage week in general is a great idea I think,” Clear says. “A lot of museums that would usually charge are free in. There are a lot of different exhibits that would be small that would only open by request that will be open for the week."The initiative is successful in bringing not only students, but members of the general public into a museum that is often overlooked. Containing a huge collection of ancient artifacts, the museum is a must see for any history or classics enthusiast. The collection is an expansive one, containing Minoan, Mycenaean and Cypriot artefacts, Greek vases, Greek and Roman coins and Roman pottery and glass.Heritage week gives exposure to the Classical Museum in UCD, amongst other smaller museums. Clear says, “it’d be nice to see it used by more students, because it is here and we’re always happy to have people in here. That’s what the great thing about Heritage week is, it brings attention to smaller museums."The participation of the Classical Museum in Heritage Week will bring people from outside UCD into the university to view the expansive collection. The museum is one that can be viewed by everyone in the family, and the handling sessions will be of particular interest to students and history enthusiasts who may want the experience to view the artefacts up close.Heritage week will be running throughout Ireland from 22nd to 30th August. The Classical Museum in UCD will open on 26th August from 5pm to 8pm, 28th from 11am to 5pm, and 29th August from 11pm to 2pm for special viewings of the collection and handling sessions.