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Carlow County Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A VERY MEMORABLE AFTERNOON!

A group of us visited this wonderful museum today and we enjoyed a very informative tour thanks to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ciara D
BRILLIANT EXHIBITIONS.. A REAL FIND... STAFF EXCELLENT

We found this gem by accident, as we visited the Information Centre in College St to pick up a... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2019
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Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow’s Cultural Quarter. Admission is free and is entered through the tourist office. Spanning four galleries, the museum has a wide collection of items and artefacts from Carlow county including the original...more
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College Street | Carlow Town, Carlow R93 E3T2, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us visited this wonderful museum today and we enjoyed a very informative tour thanks to John who could not have been more helpful. He imparted his extensive and impressive knowledge with ease and made our visit extra special! We will definitely be...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ciara D
CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review Ciara, and we're delighted you enjoyed your tour! We'll make sure to pass on the praise to John :)

Reviewed July 20, 2019

We found this gem by accident, as we visited the Information Centre in College St to pick up a Carlow map. We spent a really pleasant hour on our own here and it was wonderful! Staff are excellent.. From the creation of the stained glass...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are extremely proud to be able to tell the story of Carlow - we are delighted you enjoyed it!

Reviewed May 18, 2019

This little museum was a very pleasant surprise and had a great mix of the history of Carlow through sport, church, local businesses and lots of other aspects. The display about St Willibrord on the top floor was very interesting too.

Date of experience: April 2019
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Reviewed April 16, 2019

We had a very informative tour of the museum as part of a group of approx 35 people on a tour bus - April 15, 2019 When we realized that our tour bus had broken down (a relatively new bus) the museum staff could not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour, and the bus stayed in one piece! Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic tour given by John McDarby on 6th April, it was really interesting, covering local and national history. I would recommend a visit, it’s very authentic and provides a local slant on Irish history. John is a fantastic guide, so knowledgeable.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mary D
CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Thank you so much - we've passed on your review to John who is delighted with the lovely comments. You're always welcome back again!

Reviewed September 5, 2018

An extremely interesting and well presented museum in Carlow. Well worth a visit and it's free! Strong display on prehistory but the highlight is the extraordinary 19th century carved wooden pulpit. If you like the quirky, they also have the trapdoor from the gallows n...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we're especially delighted you enjoyed the St. Willibrord display!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Among the items on display is the famous and magnificent 19th century hand carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral.The pulpit is over 20ft tall and is made entirely of oak. Also on view is the original gallows trapdoor from the Carlow Gaol which was used during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you for your lovely comments - we hope you visit us again.

Reviewed June 19, 2018

I wonder how many small towns have a museum. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, with a variety of new and old artifacts and local points of interest. There was also a guide and local historian seated there, who I had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ronald G
CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you so much for you lovely comments - if you are interested in other local or county museum the Local Authority Museum Networks (LAMN) has museums in Waterford, Tipperary, Clare and more. All worth a visit too!

Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The Carlow County Museum is in the heart of Carlow Town and easily accessible. The lady manning the front desk was friendly and helpful. The museum itself is a mush mash of information on Carlow history and very informative. I did find it lacking in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you for your review and comments - we'll take your comments on board and will look at providing more information on display.

Reviewed May 9, 2018

This museum, located with the Tourist Information Office, is small, but has several interesting artefacts all with local connections. There are several displays showing aspects of daily life in Carlow (town and country-side) in the past.

Date of experience: May 2018
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CarlowMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you for leaving such a nice review! We're glad you found it interesting!

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