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Kinsale Regional Museum

Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Kinsale
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Nov 10, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were looking for specific things related to my ancestors and found "the Sovereigns Chair" with my ancestors name above it and when we told the staff they insisted that I sit in it (it was roped off) and take photos! We then had long conversations about my Kinsale ancestors and they were very knowledgeable and interested in hearing more!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

In poor condition and does not seem ready to accept visitors! No one in town knows hours and workman only visible person there!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This museum located in the Customs House was such a treat. While it's not always open, as it is staffed by volunteers, it's worth checking back if at first you can't gain admittance. We had a delightful and informative conversation with a staffer and saw some unusual pieces of Kinsale's extensive history. Try to make it part of your visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Collection of items that are specific to Kinsale. Interesting stuff. Volunteer staff who were friendly, ready with stories and background information of the displays. Worth the visit!

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Waterford, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Plenty to see and learn, but not enough light upstairs due to the exhibits having to be protected. Give plenty of time, you'll want to read all the notes, and examine the exhibits fully. The display in the basement is full of very interesting artefacts and historic items, but they need more room, and more explanations.

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Basel, Switzerland
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11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum is housed in an historical building which served numerous functions including the court house in which the Lusitania inquiry was held. The staff are local volunteers and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The upper floor has wonderful materials including extracts from the submarine (U20) captain's log around the time of the sinking. Being a voluntary venture opening times are... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This museum, which was the old courthouse, is now staffed by informed locals because funding was no longer available. The staff provides insights and the exhibits are steeped in the rich history of Kinsale. It takes less than an hour to enjoy the experience, but it is one that should not be missed. Wonderful! Congratulations to the good people of... More

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Mildura, Victoria, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This museum has all the heritage of Kinsale but most impressive was the story of the Lucitania ship that will soon feature in an anniversary documentary so well worth a visit and its free

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I had a quick look around this small museum, staffed by volunteers. There are many parts belonging to Kinsale's history here.

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Kent Garden of England
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

great insight in to kinsale and surrounding area a must visit place the old court house is a great building

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