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Kerry County Museum
TraleeCo. Kerry
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Visit the informative Kerry County Museum in Tralee and travel back in time to learn about the Kingdom county's archaeology and history.

Make your way to Kerry County Museum and explore times gone by through its array of artefacts, interactive galleries and hands-on activities. This fascinating venue highlights the rich heritage of County Kerry.

Check out the museum gallery and discover an early medieval brooch rescued from the ashes of a turf fire after being lost in a bog for over 1,000 years. See duelling pistols of the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell and admire the award-winning Tom Crean Exhibition which tells the story of the heroic Annascaul man who was part of Shackleton’s Antarctic crew.

Have fun with 'Bone Investigators' an interactive gallery exploring Tralee’s past through the eyes of archaeologists. Children can excavate a replica skeleton and inspect a rotten Viking tooth. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Tralee in 1450 AD in the Medieval Experience – where history comes to life.

Why we like it
  • Learn about the archaeological finds which shaped Kerry's history.
  • See the duelling pistols of the Liberator, Daniel O'Connell.
  • Hear about the heroics of explorer Tom Crean.
  • Stroll through the historic streets of medieval Tralee.
Tips from locals

Keep an eye out for the Emperor Penguin eggs that were hauled back in temperatures as low as -60°C in 1911 from Cape Crozier in Antarctica.

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