Kinsale Regional Museum

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Kinsale Regional Museum
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Karen F
Lincoln, UK681 contributions
Lovely little museum
Aug 2019
We almost didn't go in here as it doesn't look much from the outside. We were so glad we did. It was free to go in and that was a pleasant surprise. Downstairs they have a room set out with lots of displays of old local items, as if you are looking at a workshop. Upstairs they have lots of information about events in the local area. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. A gentleman gave us lots of additional information about the displays and made sure we didn't miss out on parts he thought we would particularly want to see.
Written 12 August 2019
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AV8R210
Dunedin, FL51 contributions
Went for the Lusitania exhibit.
Sep 2018 • Couples
It was mentioned by our walking tour guide as a great place to see the RMS Lusitania exhibit. Meh.The exhibit was about 10' x 10'. They did have a deck chair and a mail sack from the ship.
Written 22 September 2018
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Lynn O
Hemet, CA18 contributions
small but interedsting
Sep 2018 • Couples
This little museum provides some interesting insight to Kinsale history and it's connection to the sinking of the Lusitania. Glad we stopped in on this visit.
Written 12 September 2018
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Baz1M
Comber, UK101 contributions
Worth visiting
Jul 2018 • Couples
This place is well worth a visit. It is free but you can make a donation, which you should do. It is an interesting building to look at from the front. Inside is the story of the Lusitania supported with many photographs and some artefacts, all worth spending a little time reading and looking at.
Written 26 July 2018
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MissJulie 815
164 contributions
Short and Sweet
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a very short museum on Kinsale. We actually only learned about it due to taking Don and Barry's walking tour as the tour ends right outside the museum. One of the most interesting thing about the museum is the building itself. We learned more about that on the tour. It had just opened when our tour ended, so we decided to pop inside before heading out of town to Charles Fort. The museum is free and is run by volunteers. There was a volunteer at the entrance to give a little information about the museum and let us know they do accept donations and all money goes to its up keep as the building is historic. One thing that I found was that the Irish really enjoyed talking to tourist. We had a lovely chat with this volunteer about New England before proceeding into the building.

The museum's main claim to fame is information about the Lusitania. They had some interesting articles from the wreck as well as letters and newspaper clippings. They also had information about Kinsale and the fort and how people in the town used to live. I would say we maybe spent 30 minutes here. It is really only a two room museum. I would say that if you have time to spot by, especially if you are interested in History.
Written 24 July 2018
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allroadsleadtorome3
Massillon, OH150 contributions
Quick but interesting
May 2018 • Family
Run completely by volunteers so the times are limited but worth the effort. There are some interesting artifacts and informational placards.
Written 30 May 2018
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Bob M
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA150 contributions
Nice little exhibit
May 2018 • Couples
This is a nice stop to get a quick historic overview of the town (and it’s free!)
Exhibits are simple but they have some wonderful artifacts and the volunteer local guides love their work and provide much added information. Worth at least an hour.
Written 19 May 2018
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1AnnieEliza
Baltimore, MD1,733 contributions
Excellent small collection
Aug 2017 • Couples
We were unaware and arrived within only 5 minutes of closing time. However, the woman at the gate welcomed us warmly and told us to "take a wee look upstairs." So we did. Munitions and spears from the 1601 siege on the town, lots of artifacts from the wreck of the Lusitania, which is sunk 315 feet down off the Old Head of Kinsale, about 20 minutes out of town. There was a deck chair, a mail bag and other pieces. So appreciative that they allowed us another 5 minutes to go up and get a glance at their wonderful museum.
Written 28 October 2017
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AudRoy0
Lake Oswego, OR100 contributions
Very Interesting
Aug 2017 • Couples
As we were passing. We noticed the museum and on a whim wandered in. It was very interesting with exhibits on the ship wreck of the Lusitania including wreckage retrieved from the sea, old Kinsale scenes of how they lived 100 years ago including artifacts, trades (lace work), the local fishing industry, plus information on a local Giant. The museum had volunteers who were extremely helpful and offered many interesting facts and anecdotes. We left delighted that we had gone in. A worthwhile visit.
Written 10 September 2017
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Michael P
Newbury, UK241 contributions
A local museum run by volunteers
Aug 2017 • Couples
It is worth visiting this museum for its historical interest and local history.
It contains a section devoted to the sinking of RMS Lucitania off Old Kinsale Head in May 1915.
Written 5 September 2017
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