Medieval Living History Event: A Slice of Castle Life

Kerry County Museum is delighted to participate in this year’s Park Family Festival, 15-17 June. Our Medieval Experience will be free of charge all day Saturday and Sunday and it will be populated with colourful medieval personalities from 10am-5pm. Meet Lord and Lady FitzGerald on a stroll through Geraldine Tralee and find out why Lady FitzGerald wants to put her husband in the town’s pillory. Make your way to the local Inn where the chatty alewife is only too happy to tell you the full story! Kerry County Museum welcomes all members of the Tralee Medieval Society for “Slice of Castle Life”, an event not to be missed. From high life to low life, noble ladies to smelly sewers, this is a free fun event for all the family.

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Tom Crean Room Upgrade

Our much-loved Tom Crean Room is currently undergoing a well-deserved facelift including a new exhibition case, wall panels and interactive elements. The exhibition is open to our visitors as usual but please note that there are currently no objects on display. We hope to re-launch the Tom Crean Room in autumn 2018. For further information or if you wish to see an object from the Tom Crean collection please contact our curator HelenO’Carroll: curator@kerrymuseum.ie or our collections officer Sarah O’Farrell at collections@kerrymuseum.ie

By |May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Book your Summer Camp at the Museum

We are now taking bookings for our summer camp in July. Explore history and archaeology through arts and crafts, workshops and museum visits, story telling, fun and games. Our summer camps for children aged 6-12 run Monday to Friday 9am-3pm. The cost is €80 per week; this includes all materials, workshops and a family ticket to the Museum. We are offering a great mix of fun and educational activities, small group sizes (maximum number of children per week is 16) and high quality activities by experienced, garda vetted facilitators. For more information or to make a booking please send an email to education@kerrymuseum.ie or call Claudia/Jemma at 0667127777. Please note that booking is essential and places are limited.

By |May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Teddy Bear Trail & Kids Go Free

Become a family of explorers with our Teddy Bear Trail this Easter. We have discovery sheets for ages 3-7 & 8-11 and plenty of fun activities for all the family to enjoy. Family Offer: Kids go free, adults €5.

By |April 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

PUPPET SHOW in Kerry County Museum

PUPPET SHOW in Kerry County Museum
Ist of April

Shows at 2:00pm and 3.30pm

Duration: 30 minutes

Included in the admission fee   Adults €5 and Children go FREE

No booking necess

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Free Entry to Kerry County Museum on St. Patrick’s Day

Free Entry to Kerry County Museum on St. Patrick’s Day from 10:00am to 4:30pm

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Solstice Film and Animation Easter Camp 2018

Solstice Film and Animation Easter Camp 2018 

Registrations is now welcome for the Solstice Easter Camps 2018 taking place in March and April. There will be two camps, the first from Monday 26th to Friday 30th March in Siamsa Tire and the second from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th April at the Kerry County Museum

The camps are designed for schoolchildren aged from 8 years old and upwards. The camps will feature a mix of 2D animation, stop motion animation and Scratch programming.

Each camp will run from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 2.00pm each day. The courses will provide a range of content to allow the participants interact and engage in task-based and collaborative activities.

The cost of each camp is €110 per child (with a sibling discount of €200 for two children and €280 for three children).

All enquiries to: solsticecamps@gmail.com

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||

Christmas Arrangements

 

Kerry County Museum will close at 4.30pm on Saturday 23 December 2017 and will re-open to the public at 9.30am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who visited us in 2018 and you wish you all a merry Christmas.

 

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||

Medieval experience under construction

The medieval experience is currently closed due to ‘Festive Hall’ preparations.   It will re-open as the medieval experience in the first week of January 2018.  We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||

KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM: Awarded Maintenance of Full Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI)

The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI), which started in 2006 with just 12 participants, now has 57 museums across the island of Ireland, participating in it. The programme recognises excellence in caring for collections, museum management, education, exhibition and visitor services.

Speaking at the event the Chairman of the Heritage Council, Mr. Michael Parsons, said, “What we see through this programme is that Ireland’s museums are exciting and vibrant places where the staff are working hard, often with very limited budgets and resources, to ensure that the collections in their care are protected and made available to the public. Not only is this important work from a cultural point of view, it also supports tourism in a locality and helps people feel proud of the place where they live”.

 

 

KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM:  Awarded Maintenance of Full Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI)

In its journey through the accreditation process Kerry County Museum has consistently demonstrated the highest professional standards across every area of its work and this is in no small way reflected in its commitment to achieving and maintaining the requirements of MSPI accreditation.

During the first assessment visits the museum staff expressed clearly how the museum should develop to be a museum for the whole county and be recognised as a centre of excellence.  The reorganisation of local government has helped to cement that vision and the museum is now, beyond doubt, The Kerry County Museum in name and nature.

Its Assessor commented, ‘Every time I visit the museum I am impressed by some new innovation or exhibition.  The term ‘blockbuster’ is not inappropriate for some of the major temporary exhibitions which the museum has staged in recent years, and the current offer: “Casement in Kerry: A Revolutionary Journey” maintains that first class track record. Designed and produced by the museum staff, at relatively low cost, the exhibition is evidence of the museum’s ability to stage well-researched, topical exhibitions of international as well as local interest.  It also illustrates well the efforts of the small but dedicated team in locating and borrowing rare and important items from individuals and major international institutions’.

The Assessor said, ‘I have no hesitation in recommending that this excellent museum be awarded recognition for maintaining all interim and full standards of the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland’.

 

Award pic 1

Award group pic 1

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||

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