After Dark at the Museum
Sliabh Mish Comhaltas are kicking off Culture Night at the Museum on Friday 20 September 2013 at 6pm. Our fifth Culture Night sees the return of master story teller Niall de Burca. His Ancestors Tales will raise the hair and tickle the spine. Meet the Ciar Quilters and marvel at their exhibition A Gathering of Quilts or simply enjoy a stroll through the Museum. All events are free and details can be found at www.culturekerry.com
The Gathering of Quilts
This temporary exhibition by the Ciar Quilters shows quilts made in a variety of styles, designs and techniques, which reflects the love of quilting by the individual members. The Gathering of Quilts will run from 3 to 28 September 2013.
The Vikings are coming to Kerry
Kerry County Museum is offering a wide range of events for all the family during Heritage Week (17 – 25 August 2013). This includes the return of military Living History group Claíomh who are going to raid the Museum in true Viking style. Other events include talks on Viking burial place Cloghermore, Co Kerry, demonstrations of ancient musical instruments and the Rose of Tralee Fashion exhibition. For further details check www.heritageweek.ie or READ MORE
Full Accreditation for your Museum
Kerry County Museum staff proudly attended the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland Accreditation Ceremony in Dublin on 25 June. According to Michael Starrett, Chief Executive of the Heritage Council, ‘This achievement has been the goal of a committed staff, management and governing body, and is a particularly distinguished accomplishment.’
A powerful family, a brutal murder, a symbol hidden in stone – your chance to explore the hidden archaeology of medieval Tralee. In this new interactive gallery children can dig up a skeleton, inspect a rotten tooth and investigate the death of a medieval murder victim. Bone Investigators is the latest attraction in our family-friendly museum. READ MORE
Kerry Lives 1950-73 now open!
Our new exhibition‘Kerry Lives’ is a portrait of life in Kerry from 1950 to 1973, illustrated from the Kennelly Archive. The Kennelly Archive is a remarkable collection of photographs taken by husband and wife team Padraig and Joan Kennelly, professional photographers from Tralee, Co Kerry. READ MORE
Museum of the Year!Kerry County Museum has been named 2009 Museum of the Year at the Museum Awards on Monday 18th May. We were also Highly Commended in the Education Category for our What�s in the Box? Project. READ MORE