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Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Slea Head Drive | Kilvicadownig, Ventry, Ireland
+353 87 770 3280
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Nice Small Museum

We stopped in. The whole visit took less than an hour The museum is both upstairs and down stairs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael C
Milton, Massachusetts
Nice collection well displayed.

This very small museum has some fascinating fossils and stones from prehistoric times. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eulenbis, Germany
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Slea Head Drive | Kilvicadownig, Ventry, Ireland
+353 87 770 3280

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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in. The whole visit took less than an hour The museum is both upstairs and down stairs. The collection is well displayed. A lot of care was taken in setting up the museum. The gift store is very neat also. This would NOT...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very small museum has some fascinating fossils and stones from prehistoric times. The museum has each item well displayed and detailed information about each. There is a gift shop for purchasing small items after your self guided tour. The most interesting thing. for me...More

Thank sdlhgt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is like no other it is so nicely laid out and there is a tranquility to it that is just wonderful. The Wooly Mammoth head is amazing to see and again the setting among cave paintings and grasses was really appealing. A lot...More

Thank Rockkatrine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in what seems to be the proprietor's own house. He was extremely casual - after collecting our money and briefly explaining the layout he disappeared into the private section of the house & left us to it. The museum has the feel...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not one to usually come to Tripadvisor and write a poor review, I rarely feel the need to do so. I am also conscious that upon being given constructive feedback online the owner of this attraction seems to respond with some very vicious...More

Thank Kery L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner was rude and overbearing from the moment we walked in the door. The exhibit (if that's what you even call it) is badly laid out and there is no flow to the "museum". It's more like a cluttered hoarders house. Don't get me...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned about this museum from the Lonely Planet travel guide which said it has an "astonishing collection of Celtic and prehistoric artifacts including the world's largest Woolley mammoth skull and tusks and a "40,000 year old cave bear skeleton " and that it started...More

Thank 36sara2016
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The mammoth skull is certainly worth the visit to the Celtic Museum in Ventry. Friendly owner, lots of trinkets and historical artifacts, excellent spot for kids and adults combined.

Thank HeidiR21
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Called into have a look around. Admussion was €5.00 each. Well worth it. Some great fossils and artefacts. No cafe but toilets to use and a small shop. I purchased a lovely pair of celtic design earrings €18.00.

Thank mariaoneill3
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit very much.It is a small place but very interesting.Many artifacts from different places, nicely organized.Harris Moore is a very interesting person himself,by the way.He is a great singer .We bought his CD (of nostalgic music ) & listened to it in...More

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