Rose of Tralee Festival & Heritage Week Events

We are open throughout the Rose of Tralee Festival and very much part of it! Our entrance may be hidden behind the big stage outside the Ashe Memorial Hall but access is possible at all times. Apart from all the fabulous events throughout the festival do also keep an eye out for our Heritage Week events. National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 August and all our events are free of charge. From Rose of Tralee Dress exhibition to lunch time lectures and fossil workshops for children, there is something for all the family to enjoy. For more event details check out the event section on our website. Happy Rose of Tralee & Heritage Week!

By |August 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Cruinniu na nOg: Free Family Fun Events

Join us at the Museum on Saturday 23 June for Cruinniu na nOg – Celebrating Creativity for Children and Young People in Kerry. Are you brave enough to go on a Horrible History Tour at 11am, 12noon, 2pm or 3pm and hear all about Tralee’s gory medieval past? We are delighted to have Living History Group Deise Medieval on board for this event. This is your chance to take a look at a barber surgeon’s tool kit and discover strange disease and even stranger cures. A highlight for younger children will be the Punch and Judy Puppet Show at 2pm and 3pm. Mr. Punch and his wife Judy return to the Museum so be ready to laugh, shout and jump off your seats. Will the dog eat the sausages and will the baby be dropped? All events are free and booking is recommended but not obligatory: Contact or ring 0667127777.

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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|Tags: |

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: or our collections officer Sarah O’Farrell at

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

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 or call Claudia/Jemma at 0667127777. Please note that booking is essential and places are limited.

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

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|Tags: |

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|Tags: |

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|Tags: |

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:

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

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|Tags: |

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