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Ballyshannon and District Museum

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Local History and worth stopping by

A great spot to learn or even brush up on local history. To all involved which this attraction... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
via mobile
Must visit

We stayed 2 weeks in Ballyshannon visited also the places around it, we visited county Donegal and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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“small space”(2 reviews)
The Ballyshannon and District Museum is a grass-root project driven by community spirit and inspired by the town and hinterland’s rich heritage. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the shared histories of the local community and to the...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Top Floor, Slevins Dept. Store Main Street, Ballyshannon, Ireland
+353 87 193 7166
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A great spot to learn or even brush up on local history. To all involved which this attraction, thank you. Keep up the great work and hopefully many more people attend and support you.

Thank kevket
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We stayed 2 weeks in Ballyshannon visited also the places around it, we visited county Donegal and surroundings. My visit to the museum because of the interest of history was amazing I didn't now there was a Rory gallagher corner, so i asked, I brought...More

1  Thank Berniepaintings
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Great little museum with lots of good local interest items. Great staff on hand to assist, particularly with family search requests. Well worth dropping in to see them.

Thank mark_wendy19
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I was very impressed with the Museum as it had on display a varied selection of items of interest to young and old, all well presented in a very easy to view location within the confines of the museum

1  Thank Paddy D
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in here whilst looking round Slevins department store. The museum is run entirely by volunteers and open six days a week. The very knowledgable guide can tell you all about the history of Ballyshannon and local area, there are lots of original artefacts and...More

Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

What a great museum and so much information in a small space. Located on top of a department store right in town that is run by volunteers that are very knowledgeable and very friendly. You can spend as much time since it's a self tour....More

Thank Olena S
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

As an Irish history buff, I was very impressed with this small museum. It was able through a selection of well displayed artifices cover in a very balanced way a lot that is important in a Irish history and culture! Having the museum sited in...More

Thank johnbH5625HO
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Located on the top floor of Slevin's Department Store this is a small Museum currently developing it's exhibits and their presentation. While this is being done the current exhibits provide a true flavour of the local area, it's history and personalities and history of Donegal...More

Thank colmac49er
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A grand wee place, on top floor of department store in BALLYSHANNON. It covers a lot of local history, with plenty of artefacts. friendly curator and a coffee shop 2 floors below.Well worth it.

Thank solarpanelheadman
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was an incredible highlight for us! A walk through the history of the area created by volunteers & donations. You can feel the sense of pride & community the moment you walk through the door. Glen was the volunteer at the desk. We enjoyed...More

1  Thank Kimberly1403
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