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Kerry County Museum

Ashe Memorial Hall | Denny St., Tralee, Ireland
066-712-7777
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Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Kerry County Museum, formerly known as 'Kerry the Kingdom' in Tralee recounts 8,000 years of Irish and Kerry history. Its four exhibition... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great overview of Irish history along with more specific history of the region. A lot of nice exhibitions too

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Sun City West, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The smell is nauseating and takes some time to adjust to, if at all. They actually add in the smells of the times. Some of the medieval scenes were too realistic and gory for my taste. I think it would scare little kids. This just wasn't for me. We ventured out quickly and crossed over to the Rose Kennedy Garden... More

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Kerry Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This indoor attraction is perfect for older children and adults. Packed with accurate, easily understood and well delivered information of ancient and recent history of Kerry. LOVED the photographic exhibition and the quirky Tom Crean collection. The Medieval Exhibition is top class, with sights, sounds and smells of ancient Tralee. A leisurely jaunt through time. The costumes provided added a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good fun, the red lights on the 'brendan the navigator' bit need fixing. Good value for money. My girls liked it. The discovering bones bit needs a bit more thought and excitement in it. A sand pit with a few paint brushes and a few bones isn't really exciting when it's advertised as archeology!

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised by this museum. Having visited many museums in my day and paying through the nose at most of them, this was probably the least expensive and the most value. I spent a leisurely and quite enjoyable 2 hours whiling away the time until meeting my husband after his golf game. You start at the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Kerry County Museum presents a coverage of all eras of Ireland's history, particularly of artifacts,events and people that have been important in the area. The re-creation of Geraldine Tralee as it was in1450 is quite superb and should not be missed by anyone visiting Tralee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Friendly staff, kids enjoyed wandering around looking at the exhibits and reading up on facts. Nice interactive idea with sand pit and skeleton bones and story area for kids. Would visit again. Fantastic value

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great museum; the first floor exhibitions on the history of Ireland were great, very concise and interesting. Also, the Kerry photography exhibition on the first floor was fascinating. After reading so much detail upstairs it was great to go down to the basement to experience the sounds and smells of medieval Tralee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is an excellent museum and an example for other regional museums. Excellent and informative displays, well-designed, with physical items for viewing in conjunction with reading material. This is definitely worth a visit. I would agree with another reviewer's assessment that more local history could be included, particularly in relation to the war of independence and the civil war. However,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great Museum buts needs a bit more of the Local History . The Civil war is barley covered despite the fight being most brutal in Kerry,Should also include a section about our imperial past ,Many British army regiments were based in Kerry Including the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Tralee also had a Famous Jail based in the town where many famous... More

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