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Kinsale Regional Museum

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Address: Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-477-2044

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Good for maritime history

Quite rightly, there is a lot of emphasis on the sinking of the Lusitania (interesting film footage), just off the Old Head of Kinsale, but other maritime aspects also feature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Would love to have visited but opening hours clearly set to suit the staff not the visiting public, recommend you check before travelling to see this. The nearby Wine Museum was good as a fallback.

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wakefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quite rightly, there is a lot of emphasis on the sinking of the Lusitania (interesting film footage), just off the Old Head of Kinsale, but other maritime aspects also feature. The ground floor is less interesting, primarily focusing on tools/equipment/bric a brac from past times. Run by volunteers, it is a praiseworthy effort.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The "Lusitania" was torpedoed off Kinsale in 1916. The inquest into the deaths was held in the building that now houses the museum. So, the main attraction of this museum is the material regarding the "Lusitania," which is well presented, with lots of interesting photographs. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

When we went, the town of Kinsale had just observed the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Luisitania. The museum was featuring a Luisitania exhibit. The Luisitania had sunk off the coast of Kinsale, and so there is much to see and learn about this at the museum. This is staffed by very knowlegable volunteers, and there is... More 

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ontheroadagn7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Nice exhibits here. Just added a new Lusitania exhibit when we were there. Definitely take the time to visit this when you have a chance.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This quaint museum gives the visitor a good insight into the town of Kinsale and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful, even going into the street to ask a local identity details relating to Fr Tom Duggan who the nearby Archdeacon T F Duggan Bridge was named after!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Turns out Kinsale was a critical to Ireland's history as part of the UK vs. part of Spain or France. The museum is a testament to the history of Ireland via the Battle of Kinsale. Delightful docents and exhibits.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tuesday morning, our last day in Ireland and we'd arrived early back in Cork. Decided to visit Kinsale. Weather was perfect. Visited St. Multose Church and Desmond Castle. Had a rest up in the Greyhound pub in Market Square and wanted to see the museum which promised to be interesting for such an historic town. Guess what? Doesn't open until... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went to this free admission museum because of topics discussed when on Don's Historic Stroll. The docent was friendly and well informed. When we told him that Don had recommended looking at artifacts uncovered a few years back when Kinsale was doing some city improvement, he shared everything he knew about the items and then walked around the museum... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Accidentally found this little historical gem in the heart of kinsale. Small but perfectly formed, it has an amazing array of articles from Kinsales past. Engaging and informative guides well worth spending some time talking to them, a wealth of information to be had. AND.... it's all free!!

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Address: Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-477-2044
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale

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