Kerry County Museum
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Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
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LOCATED in the Ashe Memorial Hall adjacent to Tralee Town Park, we offer a fascinating introduction to the Kingdom’s distinctive history and heritage. Winner of many prestigious awards, the Museum offers a wide range of permanent displays and special exhibitions. CASEMENT IN KERRY: A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY commemorates Roger Casement’s landing in Banna in 1916, one of the significant events of the Easter Rising to happen outside of Dublin. Countless artefacts on display in the MUSEUM GALLERY illustrate the turbulent history and fascinating archaeology of the county. You can even dress up as Tom Crean, Kerry’s most famous explorer, in the ANTARCTICA EXHIBITION. Become an archaeologist in the museum’s exciting tactile exhibition BONE INVESTIGATORS. Travel back in time and relive life in Tralee in 1450 in the MEDIEVAL EXPERIENCE. Dress up in costume and stroll through the reconstructed medieval streets and houses complete with the sounds and smells of the era - a treat for all the family!
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Tracy D
3 contributions
Aug 2022
We spent an hour and a half here enjoying exhibits, particularly the Medieval Village, Tom Crean, and the historical artifacts from several time periods of Ireland history. We also visited the tourist center located in the ground floor. parking was metered and easy to find. The museum is adjacent to a large park and within walking distance to an open air shopping area with restaurants.
Written 12 September 2022
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Mary B
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
We visited this museum last Saturday morning with a bus tour group of 42. It really was a super surprise. There was so much to see here, even a huge display of former Rose of Tralee dresses and a screening of all the Roses from the beginning. There was so many other things to see also and one hour would definitely NOT be time enough to view everything. The staff are really lovely there, very efficient and ever so friendly. We really had a great time and shall definitely be recommending it.
Written 23 August 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,584 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
I have to pay tribute to this superb museum, its my third summer in a row to pay a visit, and every time I see and learn more, things I missed on previous visits.
This time I had my elderly parents and uncle with me and the staff could not have been more helpful. They opened the lift for us to move up and down the floors and did everything they could to make our visit the best it could be
The exhibitions on Tim Crean and his Antarctic expeditions and Roger Casement are both outstanding. Beautifully presented and laid out and just so interesting.
In the basement they have done an incredible job recreating the medieval Tralee of The Geraldines .
As I nentioned, it's my third summer in a row and I fully intend to go back again.
Well done to all concerned in running and maintaining such a superb museum.
Written 26 July 2022
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GiGi S.
Tralee, Ireland2 contributions
Nov 2021
Very friendly staff, interesting little museum, was there with my son on a rainy Sunday afternoon, we both enjoyed
Written 3 July 2022
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philradbourne
Horsham, UK5 contributions
Jun 2022
Really nice museum. Looked at Geraldine exhibition, plus geology and archeology of Kerry. Staff friendly. Parking can be a bit tricky, but we found spot opposite museum.
Written 14 June 2022
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Donna D
7 contributions
May 2022
The best local history museum I've visited, and I've visited a few. The history of County Kerry is well presented and informative. Starting from prehistory and coming into the present, the exhibits are well displayed (and the yellow arrows on the floor keep you on track). Don't miss the final exhibit in the basement, a recreation of Tralee in the Middle Ages.

I didn't have children with me, but there are several activities available for them involving the history exhibits. They should add an activity involving the use of the ogham alphabet.
Written 22 May 2022
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Marysia M
Adelaide, Australia36 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Wet day in Tralee this was just the outing. Had to stop for lunch and return so interesting it was. Wonderful little place and so interesting
Written 18 May 2022
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patrickmartin2014
Killarney, Ireland33 contributions
Feb 2022
i visited the Museum and the amount of history what i like about the Museum was the the story about Roger Casement
Written 2 February 2022
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Gretta Spillane
2 contributions
Dec 2021
A big thank you to all the staff at Kerry County Museum (Ashe Memorial Hall) who put on a fantastic show when our large family visited Santa yesterday. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the Santa experience was excellent. From young to old, all enjoyed it from start to finish.
It was also very reassuring that staff made sure our visit was safe by checking all our Covid passes especially in the times we were in. Well done to all.
Written 5 December 2021
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Helen M
13 contributions
Sep 2021
A fantastic museum. I never expected to find such an interesting and user friendly museum in the small town of Tralee. I spent over two hours inside and would happily go back again. For a small entrance fee, I learned so much about Ireland both ancient and modern. The staff were very welcoming and were justly proud of their museum. I would thoroughly recommend this museum to any visitor to Tralee.
Written 20 September 2021
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