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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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See this, learn about Irish and US history

We loved this museum, especially because we love the show Poldark and my husband is Irish. This is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Columbia, Missouri
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Little Museum with BIG History - Close ties to the Pac NW....Learned Alot

We did a drive of the Beara Peninsula with this museum on the list to stop at even though we didn't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and the enormous effects of this industry on the people and landscape. A cafe and gift shop beside the museum open in the summer months. The surrounding landscape is stunning, with...more
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Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved this museum, especially because we love the show Poldark and my husband is Irish. This is an important part of Ireland, Cornwall and Butte, Montana’s history. I think I finally understand how they drained the mines using a steam engine. Interesting to find...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a drive of the Beara Peninsula with this museum on the list to stop at even though we didn't have a lot of time left in the day. Worth the admission - looks little, but it is packed full of information about the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank InNeedofaGetaway
Reviewed August 27, 2019

Great café and with WIFI as signal is not strong in these areas. Love the brown bread and goats cheese salad....combined with helpful staff.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Loo99car
Reviewed August 8, 2019

The museum is small but informative. The start are very friendly and helpful. Cake is second to none.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank suebociek
Reviewed June 27, 2019

The museum offers the visitor a wealth of information about the copper mines and the miners who worked in them. The displays and photographs are well laid out. Visitors to the museum need to take their time viewing the displays, for there is much to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ByronP258
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

This is in the small town of Allihies, and takes about 20 minutes to look around fully. It was interesting

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 274lindsayc
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum of the history from the area. Nice cafe with free wifi. Available info of walking paths on the peninsula

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tandyjo
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Good insight in mining history of Allihies, nice architecture, and a great place for coffee, with good staff!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gijstegelberg
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This museum outlines copper mining from ancient times and details the way the local mines operated, with the lives of the miners’ families and the mine owners. (I’ve attached a photo of mine working site in the village). As well as mining you learn a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 929seanc
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We stooped in after a beautiful drive along the coast. They had a small cafe attached so we ate then toured the museum. They did an excellent job portraying the life, and deaths, of the miners. It was very moving. I wish they had had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark672
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Lesley Q
October 1, 2018|
Response from 929seanc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know the answer to that. Please consult the museum website. I hope it will still be open when you’re visiting.