Kerry County Museum
Kerry County Museum
4.5
09:30 - 17:00
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
About
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!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sandman91
Cloyne, Ireland136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Fantastic well laid out museum, even had a little booklet for the kids to find things and tick off as they went around.
Lots of dioramas and information on Irelands past and the walk through of medieval Tralee at the end is very cool.
Written 22 August 2023
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Edward C
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Brilliant afternoon at Kerry County Museum, excellent exhibition with great variety. The mock up set of old Tralee was really well done and gave a great visual cue to what the town was like. Excellent informative displays on Roger Casement and the Irish civil war. Highly recommend
Written 16 August 2023
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Eabha L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Brilliant museum, excellent activity for a day out in Kerry. Suitable for kids, and has a great medieval experience that was fantastic.
Written 3 August 2023
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Maps30715594733
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Staff were amazing and kind here. Lovely place. Kids loved it, loads for them to do. Especially digging for bones . So realistic olden days village
Written 30 July 2023
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Houston_Eriol
Houston399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had seen a lot of Irish history throughout our vacation - but this was nice because it really goes from beginning (iron age) to today in one place. The medieval town was odd - kids might like it.
Written 16 July 2023
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n2history
Saint Louis, MO625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Kerry County Museum was an unexpected find. We wanted to stay one night at the Ballyseede Castle (we've been told that's the main reason many tourists stop off in Tralee) and the museum popped up as an opportunity. We thought we would be through within an hour or so and spent two hours working through the complex history of Richard Casement and through the Medieval Experience. The exhibits were top quality, and the Medieval Experience was a surprising treat! The exhibit creators should take special pride in their work!

PS. You don't need to wait for a rainy day. Visit the museum on a sunny day and then stroll through the neighboring park and rose garden!
Written 14 June 2023
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John Hubbard
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Driving around the Ring of Kerry. Going to Goughan Barra. Seeing the little church there. Beautiful part of the Country. Everyone should visit. Killarney Towers hotel was comfortable. Only gripe was that they only sold Micro Brewery rums and Vodka. This was a bit of a let down but not a deal breaker.
Written 6 February 2023
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Tracy D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Ireland8,868 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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