Kerry County Museum

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  • Address: Tralee Tourist Information Office, Ashe Memorial Hall, Sráid Deini, Trá Lí, Co. Ciarraí, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +35-3667127777
  • Ticket Price: 5 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition

Kerry County Museum - Review

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.

Kerry County Museum Information

  • 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.

Kerry County Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adult / Senior / Student €5.00
  • Child free entry (accompanied by an adult)
  • Family €10.00 (2 adults, 3 children)

How To reach Kerry County Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus: Tralee Bus Station
  • Rose Travel
  • Train: Tralee Train Station

Restaurants Near Kerry County Museum

  • Finnegan's Restaurant & Wine Cellar
  • DB's at Denny Lane Bistro
  • Four Star Pizza Tralee

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  • Kerry County Museum Address: Tralee Tourist Information Office, Ashe Memorial Hall, Sráid Deini, Trá Lí, Co. Ciarraí, Ireland
  • Kerry County Museum Contact Number: +35-3667127777
  • Kerry County Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Kerry County Museum Price: 5 EUR
  • Best time to visit Kerry County Museum(preferred time): 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Kerry County Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tralee include Kerry County Museum in their plan

  • 38.2% of people start their Kerry County Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kerry County Museum

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  • 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.

  • Great Museum. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here. Excellent exhibits on people & events with an Irish / local connection. Lots for kids to see & do also - the arceological 'dig' & walking through the street scenes of medieval Tralee were highlights.

  • We had a great time visiting. Our favorite part was the recreated village, but we also found the other exhibits interesting, including the role of County Kerry in the Easter Uprising and Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

  • Loved this museum and their so accommodating for children which is always a plus with me! Very informative and beyond interesting 5 STARS

  • Great little museum staff are lovely very interesting history we should be proud of ourselves only a fiver in for our family of 5

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