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Address: Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-947-6306
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Great hub of information

This is a great little museum and hub of information. You can book your trip to the Skelligs from here although the boats were not running for the two days which we were there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum and hub of information. You can book your trip to the Skelligs from here although the boats were not running for the two days which we were there due to windy weather. There is a cafe, toilets and gift shop on site along with ample parking. Entry was €5 per adult

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North, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our second visit here, with much better weather. Pleasant museum with a well done film and excellent lunch at the restaurant here. Didn't take the boat ride but felt the museum and film covered the experience nicely.

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pembroke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a good place to visit for information about the Skelligs before visiting or going on a boat trip. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The exhibits are well set out with clear explanations.A very nice gift shop and cafe that serves good coffee and delicious soup and stews. We wanted to go on a boat trip and... More 

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Wheeler End
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Skellig Experience which set us up perfectly for a boat trip out to the Skelligs themselves. The museum is great for people of all ages - both of my children (10 and 8) enjoyed it, as did my wife and I - and gives a great insight into life on the islands. We... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This charming little museum has an excellent movie about the Skelligs. I didn't know any of the history presented here, but after the museum I felt I learned a lot. The museum has nice exhibits too that do a good job of explaining the significance of this area. This is an excellent little side trip to a day traipsing all... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped here with CIE tours-we had lunch-everyone at our table enjoyed the quiche - either vegetarian or western. Then came dessert-I had some delicious chocolate cake that hit the spot. They showed a short educational video about the monks and they have a nice gift shop. I would have loved to go on a cruise around the islands, but it... More 

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not a huge centre but definitely worth a visit. The exhibition re the island (including the lighthouse) were very interesting and the film very informative. There's a well stocked shop (with gifts etc) and a restaurant (which we did not use). If you're fit, do try and get out to the island as well. Don't pass by this attraction if... More 

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North East, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If one couldn't be closer to God here, then I don't know where one could! An interesting presentation at the visitor's center, followed by a delightful Irish dance demo by the director's daughter - cute! I understand why only the heartiest of visitor's can actually visit the island - remote is and understatement!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This museum was an excellent display of the Skellig Islands and the monastery and wildlife/birds that nest there. The video is very well done and well worth the time to watch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Quick stop on tour bus. Film was very informative and staff very friendly. Small gift shop and cafe. Go on a clear day and if planning to go to the cliffs make sure boats are operating as will close on bad weather days. Also you will need to climb steep stairs once there. Small museum in main shop takes all... More 

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