Clew Bay Heritage Centre
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10:00 - 14:00
Monday
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
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*Situated in a 19th century building, the Clew Bay Heritage Centre traces the history of Westport and the Clew Bay area from pre-christian times to the present. Genealogical service available. * A free historical walk of Westport Town every Wednesday , leaving the clock (the top of Bridge St)at 11 0 clock.
Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

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2022

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Ceinwen
Llandudno, United Kingdom6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Excellent value. The outside belies the treasures within. Some really interesting artefacts. Our guide Simon was very knowledgable and it was interesting to hear how the museum had been developed. Well worth supporting this venture.
Written 2 October 2022
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Written 3 October 2022
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Alwyn J
Bala, United Kingdom6 contributions
Sep 2022
An interesting series of displays around the history of Westport which included John McBride's connection with the area .
Written 26 September 2022
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Written 27 September 2022
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Jeff S
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Very informative and fun experience! Lots of interesting historical artifacts and books. Located in a beautiful setting on the waterfront and definitely worth the trip.
Written 12 September 2022
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Written 13 September 2022
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Devon Miller
2 contributions
Aug 2022
A lovely and informative tour. Our guide was great craic and incredibly knowledgeable about the local history. I'd highly recommend it to lovers of history or antique artifacts. Even head down if you want to chat to a local about the town. The museum isn't overly busy and he'd be happy to oblige you, but only if you book his tour of course!
Written 12 September 2022
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Written 12 September 2022
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Ruthikins
Broughshane48 contributions
Sep 2022
A hidden gem ..the short introductory talk on the history of Westport was fascinating?.really enjoyed it all .
Written 6 September 2022
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Written 12 September 2022
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Shawna M
Fanore, Ireland11 contributions
Sep 2022
WOW. This is an amazing museum. Do not miss it. Its worth the trip to Mayo/Westport just to see this fascinating, educational and fun collection of history. The staff is welcoming and their knowledge is truly unparalleled. The set up of the museum is so well done and efficient. We felt connected with the families and events that built the unique Westport history. Seriously, the Clew Bay Heritage Centre is one of the most delightful surprises of our travels.
Written 6 September 2022
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Its great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit here. Thank You for your review
Written 12 September 2022
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Andy W
1 contribution
A great way to spend an hour! The staff are fantastic… there’s probably nothing about Westport they don’t know. Also recommended is the weekly walking tour they put on around Westport. Brilliant!
Written 22 August 2022
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Thank you for your great review
Written 23 August 2022
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andrewh0pe
York, UK96 contributions
What a great little museum. Very friendly staff member who was able to give us a great overview of the history of Westport and the Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley! Had a look around with our four children and we were then given some excellent recommendations on where to go in town. Well worth the visit 👍
Written 17 August 2022
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Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you had a good time here.
Written 22 August 2022
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LizSatt22
18 contributions
Very cool spot- a nice place to visit if in the area! The guide Aemon really knew his stuff. Very kind people who work here and we learned a lot! It is small so you’ll only be here for an hour or so. They have a service you can pay for where they’ll look into your family genealogy if you’re from the area, which I took advantage of!
Written 11 August 2022
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Glad to hear that you learned alot here. Thank you for your review
Written 22 August 2022
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Pe
Paris, France1 contribution
Interesting litte exhibit on local history with many artifacts. It’s totally worth the small fee for adults. A lady explained the development of Westport to us using a big model of the town.
Written 4 August 2022
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Thank you for your kind review.
Written 10 August 2022
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