Kerry County MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
One of the highlights of Kerry County, the Kerry County Museum is a vivid collection of the best of Ireland’s history. Located on the Denny Street, the highlights include:
- Main Gallery: Consist of archaeological artefacts and tools, life-sized diorama and informative panels that tell the story of Kerry’s people from early times up until the 20th century. The Lissroe Bronze Horn, Cloghermore collection and the copy of 1916 proclamation are a treat for every history-lover.
- Special Exhibition: Covering a span from 1950 to 1973, the exhibition consists of Black and White photographs taken by the husband-wife team Padraig and Joan Kennelly. The images focus on social history of Ireland.
- Tom Crean Room: Tom Crean is an Ireland hero who served on 2 Antarctic expeditions in the early 1900s. Know the story of his and his team’s survival in some of the most challenging places to survive. A sledging tool-kit, penguin egg from the 1911 expedition and a plum pudding ration bag provide the exhibit an intimate touch.
- Archaeological Hall: Consists of archaeological evidences from Tralee’s Dominican Priory along with ancient tools, spade work and laboratory experiments. The hall bears fragments of a knight’s tomb, evidence of a 500 year old murder and a medieval mason’s mark.
- Medieval Experience: A walk through the exhibition gives visitors a walk through 1450 AD Tralee. Experience what people of that time wore ate and also why the Earls of Desmond destroyed the very town they built.
- Temporary Exhibitions: The museum offers space for temporary exhibitions like quilt art, featured artists and other Ireland’s highlights from time to time to keep up with the changing trends in Ireland.
The museum is a perfect stew of all the things that Kerry County stands for and takes pride in.
- Children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult. Group prices are not applicable to children. They will be included in family ticketing prices.
- Bank holiday weekends, Sunday and Monday, 10 am to 5 pm.
- Adult / Senior / Student €5.00
- Child free entry (accompanied by an adult)
- Family €10.00 (2 adults, 3 children)
- Bus: Tralee Bus Station
- Rose Travel
- Train: Tralee Train Station
- Finnegan's Restaurant & Wine Cellar
- DB's at Denny Lane Bistro
- Four Star Pizza Tralee
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95% of people who visit Tralee include Kerry County Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
36.99% of people start their Kerry County Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kerry County Museum
66.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kerry County Museum
Went with another adult and three kids (9,2 and a baby). It was very buggy friendly and the exhibits were interesting to both adults and children. There were activities for the the children on each floor and the medieval centre in the museum was so well done. And extremely reasonable entrance fee too. Great day out.
Kerry County Museum is well worth a visit. Unfortunately the Tom Crean exhibition is closed for refurbishment at the moment. Still there is a great Roger Casement exhibition plus the Whitefield ogham stone and lots of interesting facts of Irish life from the early settlers right up to the present day.
Such a gem! So much fascinating history on the top floor and a very immersive country life exhibit on the ground floor. I ended up staying 2 hours! Great value, highly recommend!
Good fun for kids. Interesting stuff for grown ups
Very well presented museum. Spent an hour there that's because we went in an hour before closing. I will definitely call again when I have more time. Get there early to see it all. The life size model of medieval Tralee is brilliant. I would highly recommend it. A hidden gem.