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Address: Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-6411
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Really great small museum

This little island museum houses an amazing amount of information, historical items and photographs, mementos and character. Well worth the visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
MissKrista2015
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Kathmandu, Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This little island museum houses an amazing amount of information, historical items and photographs, mementos and character. Well worth the visit!

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Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely little heritage centre run by volunteers, stuffed full of fascinating history including all about the landing of the first cable across the Atlantic. Very interesting. Left the 15 and 12-year-old at the motorhome though as they would probably have just said it was boring. More for grown-ups.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Small building containing a lot of relics describing the history of Valentia Island and the TRans-Atlantic Cable. We really enjoyed visiting and learning about the history of this place. IF you go to Valentia Island, please know that every single thing there is overblown and not worth it. Except for this place, the Heritage Center.

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1 Thank EllenT116
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent museum giving the history of Valentia Island and the transatlantic cable laying. Run by volunteers, this heritage centre is a must if you are in Knightstown.

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Waterville, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I took the ferry from the mainland at Reenard point ,to the village of Knightstown on the island , then a three minute drive up the hill and I was at the museum . Valentia island is a place of many many things to see and do , and it was quite easy too spend the day checking out the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Heritage Center attempts to provide visitors with a comprehensive history of Valentia Island and factors which have influenced its development over the years. Staffed by volunteers, there is still a great deal of work to be done.

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Thank Margaret C
Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very interesting local museum put together by the local people. Helpful custodians and a wide range of stuff relating to the island. Not only a school room but comprehensive info about the transatlantic cables that landed at the island, the people, the bridge and the radio station. The '60's vintage display cards are being upgraded to digital standards, but I... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

In all my years visiting Valentia Island this was my first visit to the Heritage centre and it is full of amazing information I am so cross that I haven't visited before now. The old school house is divided up into several areas of major interest on the Island from the Slate quarry to the Cable Station. I would suggest... More 

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Palmyra Maine USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We found this place by accident, what a wonderful accident. An island reached by bridge from the mainland, quaint

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Ormstown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This little museum gives you a real feel for life on the Island in times gone by. It is packed filled with exhibits and information. We enjoyed our time spent there and left with a much better understanding of Valentia Island.

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