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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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a small but cosy museum with very good guide.

we visited the small museum with the dutch architecture on the outside and were very friendly guided by a man who could tell us a lot about the history of Kinsale. We learned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our visit to Kinsale stemmed primarily from an interest in the Lusitania history. We rolled into town and found a cute village and walked around a bit, but the best part of our visit was the Regional Museum. From the sign outside to the displayed artifacts, we enjoyed our tour. Upstairs is dedicated to the sinking of the Lusitania, a... More 

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Thank Kitty L
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

very interesting history and building the lady that show us around was very good with the information well worth a visit

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

we visited the small museum with the dutch architecture on the outside and were very friendly guided by a man who could tell us a lot about the history of Kinsale. We learned about the arrival of the spanish king, the second armada, the victory of the king of orange and much more. Downstairs a cosy little museum showed us... More 

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Thank brokgoud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A great museum in the middle of town, no entry fee, donation only, take a tour after doing the town walk about tour,,,,excellent area artifacts, place where the Luiditsnia inquest took place

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Thank Suzanne L
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I never knew the RMS Lusitania was sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale on its way from New York to Liverpool! Nor did I know all the tremendous Maratime history of this area. This museum is packed with history and artifacts. Learn of the Battle of Kinsale, the history of its first royal charter in 1334 by Edward III,... More 

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Thank Tom E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Small museum, nice and free, the only negative side is that you are not allowed to take pictures. 😐 But I enjoyed in looking at historical heritage.

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Thank Katarina G
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Lusitania was attacked off shore from Kinsale and the investigation took place in Kinsale. There are some interesting items here. One floor - self guided - half hour should do it. Free

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Thank rockcole
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This small and free museum in the center of Kinsale seems to be a former private collections of the founder. He seem to have collected everything somehow related to Kinsale. In the ground floor there are some quite underordered old tools shown together with things which look more like random flotsam. The upper floor is more organized and looks then... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

This was okay for a quick walk through. Free so no complaints are justified. If you are in town don't miss it you never know what you might learn but I wouldn't make a trip there for just his museum.

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Thank KateCMH
Kinsale, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Kinsale Regional Museum is staffed by retiree volunteers and admittance is FREE but you can make a donation if you wish. Old local crafts, ship building exhibits, Lusitania exhibit, local lace and cloak exhibits, and information about Kinsale's Polar explorers brothers Mortimer and Timothy McCarthy. Located in the heart of Kinsale

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