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Donegal County Museum
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Free car parking
Visit Donegal County Museum, in Letterkenny, and admire the vast collection of historical artefacts relating to all aspects of life in Donegal.

Find the Donegal County Museum in a fine old stone building, once part of the historical Letterkenny workhouse.

Plan your visit around one of the temporary exhibitions held in the museum throughout the year. Learn about the history of Donegal from the Stone Age to the present day.

The North West Film Archive is available for viewing with film material relating to the counties of Derry and Donegal. With over 90 hours of programmes, documentaries, feature films, shorts and news footage, discover footage from major televisions channels as well as Super 8 amateur film dating back over 50 years.

Donegal County Museum holds a series of talks on topics such as geology, archaeology, flora and fauna. See the ever-growing collection of over 8,000 artefacts, representing fascinating periods of history.

Why we like it
  • Admire the great collection of artefacts.
  • Listen to recordings from the North West Film Archive.
  • Visit a former historical Letterkenny workhouse. 
  • Learn about County Donegal's cultural heritage over the years.
Tips from locals

Make an appointment with the Archaeological Survey of Donegal in the Donegal County Museum building and see the original field notes, maps, plans and slides of well-known sites and monuments.

Contact details
High Rd, Ballyboe Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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