Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Regional Museum
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caffrej
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We were very disappointed as we arrived at 4:20pm and there was nobody to let us in the gate which was partially locked. When the attendent appeared at 4:30pm he denied us entry as he said by his watch it was 4:40pm and wouldn't let us in even though we said we would only be 10 minutes and had cash to pay in as requested. It's our last day in Kinsale so we were very let down.
Jenny.
Written 30 March 2024
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Heidi R
New York City, NY38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Sweet local museum in a main square in Kinsale...recommended by Barry, our walking tour guide (see separate review) and we loved it. It won't take long but it's well worth a stop in...not just for the local artefacts and perspectives in cases ...but the fact that the upstairs room was where they held the inquest for the sinking of the Lusitania.
Written 24 June 2023
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LaJarrie
Southampton, UK490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
It may be tiny, but it is informative. We learnt a lot about the various crafts local to Kinsale, plus information about the Lusitania and subsequent inquiry. .The building itself was also impressive. Worth a visit. Particularly of interest was the craftsmanship in the small wooden spiral staircase… an apprentice’s test piece. Eat your heart out IKEA!
Written 22 June 2023
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Karen F
Lincoln, UK670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, FL45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, CA17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, UK98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, OH143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, MA145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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