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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, Museums
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Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Myself and my husband enjoyed it. We loved strolling through the medival streets, the kids got dressed up in the costumes provided. They gave the kids a map and you can get clues on boards in the history part, but they got a bit bored doing that. But over all we loved it. very informatitve. will be back

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

For . A small local museum, it's got a lot of fairly well-presented exhibits. My favorite was the display of local photographs by the Kennallys, a local couple who took photographs of County Kerry from the 1950s until their deaths in the late 2010s.

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very informative museum. Exhibits change and are very well done. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Eoin is very knowledgeable

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Toronto
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A number of different exhibits. Combined, they give you a good feel for the history of Tralee and Kerry, as well as Irish history. Best part is the medieval village re-creation of Tralee during the time of the Fitzgeralds.

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East Marion, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The museum is worth a visit. The opening exhibit is contemporary photography. The next exhibit has a number of quilts. More interesting to me is the history of Kerry from prehistoric times to the present. Medieval Tralee was an economic center in Kerry. The exhibits are informative and interesting. Finally, in the basement of the building is a representation of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Visited Kerry Museum while traveling through Tralee.Well worth a visit takes about an hour to have a look around but you can spend as much time as you like. Medieval exhibition in basement quite good. Black and white photos of Kerry life From 50-60-70s by a local photographer is also very good. The first documentary speaking about Kerry football may... More

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Kerry County Museum is a little gem! The local history exhibit is excellent, and the medieval exhibit is outstanding and not be be missed. You (in costume if you wish) walk through medieval streets with life size people so real that you actually feel that you are transported back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Unexpected gem. Undervalued by locals ie even the the hotel manager hadn't visited in 15 years. An absorbing an informative display of Antarctic, medieval and Irish history. The medieval display is marvellous - a walk through village with life size figures, sounds and replicas of houses, Inns, smithy's etc. A fabulous way to get an idea of life in medieval... More

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Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

They had a lovely photographic exhibition upstairs with local pictures. The part with the life size models of medieval times is really worn out and shabby, but the archaeology exhibit downstairs is great especially for children.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

By and large museums, by their very nature, can be rather dull places. The Kerry County Museum by contrast is anything but, the recreation of a life-size medieval town centre is nothing short of astonishing. The chronological progression through Kerry's history is educational and fascinating. The history of the period from Henry VIII until the present (and indeed earlier) was... More

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