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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Interesting museum

Very interesting museum of the history from the area. Nice cafe with free wifi. Available info of... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Louisville, Colorado
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Also a great place for coffee!

Good insight in mining history of Allihies, nice architecture, and a great place for coffee, with... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Baarn, The Netherlands
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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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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
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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
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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
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Displays are and visuals are of average interest but gives a good account of the copper mines that were once a dominant feature of the Allihies. Nice story about the miners who emigrated to Butte Montana for new lives as the mines in the Allihies...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

This place tells an very interesting story about local mining and miners. I would highly recommend. Great cofee.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

A model for how these things should be done: this was informative, very well displayed - and a perfect choice for a very wet afternoon. Café pretty good too.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

A really beautiful restoration and change of use for the old Methodist chapel in Allihies. The chapel was built for the spiritual needs of immigrant Cornish mine workers who worked these copper mines alongside the locals from Beara. What struck me most was the production...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PatrickAndBernie
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Not having known very much about the history of the area, we appreciated learning more about it and it enriched our walk through the surrounding hills. Although it's small, it is well presented and offers insight into the economic and historic significance of the town...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank monicafO459MJ
Reviewed August 18, 2017

The Allihies Copper Mine Museum is an interesting little museum, a converted church. Exhibits provide information about the history of mining in southwest Ireland, both the establishment and the decline. Great history lesson, exhibits well done. Has a nice little cafe on premises.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.