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September 2019

Architecture Kerry 2019: Museum Takeover

September 23 @ 11:00 am - September 26 @ 3:00 pm
Kerry County Museum

As part of Architecture Kerry 2019, Kerry County Museum is hosting a Museum Takeover in the week leading up to the county-wide festival which os taking place on 27-29 September. During Museum Takeover, more than 70 students from secondary schools across Kerry will be in charge of running the Museum. From greeting visitors at Reception,…

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Culture Night 2019

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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August 2019

Afternoon Talk: Rebecca’s Closet

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Rebecca Kemp from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Office for a lively afternoon chat on the challenges and excitement of collecting and minding the Rose of Tralee winners’ dresses. Every year during Heritage Week, Kerry County Museum hosts a popular exhibition showcasing the dresses of past Roses along with memorabilia from the Museum’s…

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Wild Child: Play Like a Viking!

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Would you like to partake in a Viking Hnefatafl tournament, play Nine Men’s Morris & find out all about toys and games in the Middle Ages? Be a Wild Child & play like a Viking at Kerry County Museum! Helena Stackpoole, founder member of Tralee Medieval Society, will set up shop in our Medieval Experience,…

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Lunch Talk: Kerry Lives 1959 – 2019

August 20 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

A portrait of Kerry during a transformative period, this talk by Museum Curator Helen O’Carroll accompanies the exhibition of Rose of Tralee dresses for the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Kerry.

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Lunchtime Talk: Knights of Kerry

August 19 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

John Fitzgerald, 12th Knight of Kerry, who held on to his family’s ancestral estates during the political upheaval of the 17th century, is the subject of this captivating talk by historian Tom Dillon. Tom Dillon graduated from the University of Limerick with an MA in History of the Family with first class honours in 2014.…

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The Rose Of Tralee: Share A Story!

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 11:00 pm

We would like to hear and record your favourite stories about the Rose of Tralee Festival! To mark the 60th anniversary of Kerry’s annual festival, please drop in and share your memories with us. Simply drop in any day from Monday, 19th to Friday, 23rd August from 10am to 11am and have a chat with…

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Afternoon Talk: Rebecca’s Closet

August 18 @ 3:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Rebecca Kemp from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Office for a lively afternoon chat on the challenges and excitement of collecting and minding the Rose of Tralee winners’ dresses. Every year during Heritage Week, Kerry County Museum hosts a popular exhibition showcasing the dresses of past Roses along with memorabilia from the Museum’s…

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Museum Family Fun: Children go free

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 4:30 pm

From digging up skeletons and playing Viking chess to dressing up in medieval costume, Kerry County Museum offers plenty of hands-on family activities to explore history and archaeology in a fun way. Other activities include a hands-on Discovery Trail through the Main Museum Gallery and strolling through the streets of medieval Tralee complete with the…

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July 2019

Summer Camp at your Museum

July 15 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 3:00 pm

If you would like a fun and activity filled Summer camp for your child aged 6 to 12 years, why not book our Museum Summer Camp? We specialise in small groups, high-quality creative activities and fun learning in an informal setting. Our experienced and garda vetted facilitators Helena Stackpoole and Janna King deliver a perfect…

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