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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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Quirky little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Culver City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a nice little museum, which we went to just after our city tour. Glad we did the city tour first to be able to better understand what we were seeing at the museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Chester, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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