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We’re Back! Opening the 2nd July

🎉🎉We’re Back!🎊🎊

We can’t wait to open the doors to all our wonderful visitors on Thursday 2nd of July.

New opening hours

Tuesday -Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost –Adults €6  Child -Free

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are of paramount importance so therefore here are some steps we are taking to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible:

  • Visitor safety guidelines are in place.
  • Our front of house staff have received health and safety training in relation to COVID-19.
  • Physical distancing provisions are in place.
  • We have further increased our rigorous cleaning regimes.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available for visitors and staff.
  • Cloakroom services will be unavailable so please do not bring motorcycle helmets, suitcases or large bags.


If you have any further questions regarding your visit please call us on +353 (0)66 71-27777





By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Armchair Travels with Kerry County Museum

While worldwide travel is still a little restricted join us as we select objects from the Museum’s collection, whose stories take you across the five continents of the world before bringing you back home to Kerry. We hope these will provide a fun, quirky and inspirational way of getting in touch with some of the county’s material heritage, which is held in trust for the people of Kerry by the Museum. It will take you to some of the unheralded parts of the county as well prompting a fresh look at familiar landmarks. You can watch our new Armchair Travels videos by visiting Kerry County Museum’s Online Resources.


By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Make a Viking Shield for Cruinniu na nOg on 13 June

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Kerry County Museum is delighted to participate in Cruinniu na nOg, a day of creativity for children, on Saturday 13 June 2020. There are lots of free online events taking place in Kerry and all over Ireland. Our workshop is all about the Vikings in Kerry! Children can make their own Viking shield, hear about the Vikings who settled near Tralee more than 1000 years ago and listen to a Viking saga. Simply find us on Facebook on 13 June when we will upload three posts, each containing a different activity. Kerry County Museum would love to receive your pictures and comments afterwards.


By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Pres Student Rosie Kennelly wins ARTiculation Kerry Final

Rosie Kennelly, fifth year student at Presentation Secondary School took first price at the regional final of the ARTiculation Kerry Regional Final in St John the Evangelist Church on Thursday 5th March 2020. Runners up were Eoin McElligott from Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí and Joshua O’Sullivan from SPSL Rathmore. Adjudicating the event were community and education consultant Sean Lyons, director of Kerry Writers Museum Cara Trant and former CEO of Siamsa Tire Catriona Fallon.  ARTiculation is a public speaking competition by the Roche Court Educational Trust, promoting the appreciation and discussion of ART, ARCHITECTURE & ARTEFACTS in secondary schools throughout Ireland and the UK.  The competition seeks to engage students regardless of their background or experience with art to develop the confidence and ability to express their opinions and conclusions, explains Claudia Kohler, the Education Officer of Kerry County Museum. “Kerry County Museum is the cultural partner institution for Kerry and last year, we participated for the first time along with Presentation Secondary School, Tralee. The outcome was spectacular. Our two Pres teens Julia Szarota and Eimear O’Sullivan represented their school and Kerry in the All Ireland Final 2019 and took first and second prize respectively. This year, four Kerry secondary schools took part in ARTiculation and we hope this exciting project is going to attract more schools again next year.” On accounts of winning ARTiculation last year, Kerry is the host county for the All Ireland Final this year. Pres student Rosie Kennelly is going to represent her school and the county at the Final in Siamsa Tire competing with students from Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kerry with an expected attendance of 350 students, teachers and parents. 

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Museum closed from 12th March until further notice

Kerry County Museum will be closed to the public from Thursday 12 March until Monday 20th July 2020. We do hope that the Museum will be able to re-open at an earlier date and will keep you updated on any new developments. Unfortunately, all tours, events and workshops are cancelled/ postponed until further notice. We regret any inconvenience caused. Meanwhile, why not check out our new online resource section with plenty of object-based activities for teachers and homeschooling, Museum publications, podcasts and colouring activities? If you have any queries please email info@kerrymuseum.ie.

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Medieval Experience re-opens for February mid-term break

Following a major spring clean and tidy up, Kerry County Museum is delighted to re-open our Medieval Experience in time for the February mid-term break. The Medieval Experience is a reconstruction of what Tralee might have looked like in the year 1450. We have a dress-up corner and you can even lock yourself in the pillory. So if you are looking for a fun time during mid-term break, drop in Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm (last admission is at 4pm). The admission fee to see all our exhibitions is €5 for adults and children go free when accomapanied by a parent or guardian. Group rates apply.

By |February 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Tom Crean Polar Room re-opening soon

Kerry County Museum is delighted to report that our Tom Crean Polar Room will re-open shortly following a major revamp. Watch this space to find out about the official launch date!

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Free Entry on St Patrick’s Day

Kerry County Museum is delighted to throw open its doors for free on St Patrick’s Day from 10am until 4.30pm. So visit the Museum if you are looking for something exciting to do before or after the parade and you can explore all our exhibitions with a sneak preview of our new Tom Crean Polar Room. Family activities include the Pangur Ban Discovery Trail in the Main Gallery, digging up Viking skeletons in the Archaeology Hall and dressing up in period costume in the Medieval Experience.

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Saturday Family Arts & Crafts Workshops this Spring

Kerry County Museum is delighted to host a series of creative arts & crafts workshops in February and March. These drop-in workshops take place in the Museum’s Reception area and are suitable for families with children aged 3-10, younger and older children are more than welcome. Our lovely facilitator Hazel has exciting activities lined up, from dinosaur arts and crafts to Viking shield making. Sessions last about 30 minutes and families can drop in at any time between 10am and 4pm to make a creative mess. There is no additional cost to our regular admission price: Adults €5 and children go free. Please note that children need to be accompanied and supervised by a guardian at all times. For a full list of events please have a look at: http://kerrymuseum.ie/events/


By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized||

Christmas Arrangements 2019




By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized||

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