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Kerry County Museum

Ashe Memorial Hall | Denny St., Tralee, Ireland
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Ranked #6 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good displays on Irish history. Superb Middle Ages immersion setting. Overall a fun and educational visit. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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108 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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Wangaratta, Australia
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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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