Guided and self-guided visits and events

Our exhibitions at Kerry County Museum lend themselves perfectly for SELF-GUIDED VISITS, giving you the opportunity to explore the museum at your own pace. Floor plans of the Museum and information about our exhibitions are available in English, Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German and Dutch; we recommend 60-90 minutes for your self-guided visit. We also cater for specialized groups offering GUIDED TOURS and GALLERY TALKS. Please contact us in advance to ensure guide availability. Special events for adults, such as lectures, exhibition launches and workshops are listed in the EVENTS section on our website: View forthcoming events

Volunteering at the Museum

Would you like to get actively involved as a VOLUNTEER at Kerry County Museums? We are offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities at the museum in different areas such as tour guiding, events, research, collections and education. Please note that all prospective volunteers will be Garda vetted by Kerry County Council prior to starting. If you are interested or would like to find out more please feel free to contact our Education Officer Claudia Köhler at education@kerrymuseum.ie

Community Archaeology: Dig Tralee!

Summer 2023 was the second year of DIG TRALEE, a major archaeological excavation at Knockanacuig, the site of a prehistoric monument complex on the western side of the town. The aim of the project is to explore this ancient monument and uncover what role it might have played in the origins of Tralee. The dig is led by a team of professional archaeologists with support from community volunteers. If you are interested in archaeology and history, like working outdoors, and are keen to learn new skills by working alongside experts, why not consider participating in Dig Tralee next summer! If you are interested or would like to find out more, contact us at info@kerrymuseum.ie.

Watch a short video of our community archaeology project: DigTralee2022

Azure Tours: Dementia-friendly workshops at the Museum

Kerry County Museum is delighted to offer dementia friendly AZURE TOURS based on the Museum’s varied collection. Azure tours are specifically designed to support people living with dementia and their family, friends or carers. Azure tours take place at Kerry County Museum and are led by specially trained and experienced educator Hazel Ramsay. The duration of each workshop is about 45 minutes and will cover two or three objects on display or from the museum’s reserve collection. We can accommodate 8-10 participants living with dementia and their support person (max capacity per workshop is 20pax). Azure tours are free of charge but need to be booked by contacting the museum’s Education Officer Claudia Köhler at education@kerrymuseum.ie.

Please contact:

Claudia Köhler,
Education, Community and Outreach Officer

 education@kerrymuseum.ie
066 712 7777

  Virtual Tour of our permanent exhibitions (View video, 13min)