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Kilgarvan motor museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM
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Surprising Museum

A bit out of the way, but I had the time, so I took the turn off from the main road. It wasn't that... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
renomo
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Reno, Nevada
Wouldnt bother

If you are a car enthusiast then i wouldnt bother . To listen to the owner you would think he had a... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
unkybuck
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Tralee, Ireland
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  • Excellent41%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
Aug 5, 2018
“A Worthwhile Detour”
Mar 31, 2018
“Disappointing - Not worth a special visit”
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Bantry Rd., Kilgarvan, Ireland
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

I really enjoyed my visit. We were the only people there at the time and we received some background information for every car in which we were interested. We stayed there well into lunch-time but there was no pressure on us to leave. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

It is off the main road and quite remote, so the location itself is peaceful and parking easy. It is usually very quiet due to being so remote. The two large sheds that the collection is stored in, and the entrance itself are quite dirty....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

A bit out of the way, but I had the time, so I took the turn off from the main road. It wasn't that far to the museum. You drive up to what is actually the back of the building, so it doesn't look like...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly large collection of cars as this museum is in a very remote location and is really a private mans personal collection which is impressive. The cars themselves are in reasonable condition but did expect the paintwork to be in much better condition. Also agree...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

If you are a car enthusiast then i wouldnt bother . To listen to the owner you would think he had a priceless collection in a modern museum setting . Aaaaah NO ! Its two barn like sheds with some cars from the 70's to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Very friendly and kind owners. We stayed there for 3 hours. The owner showed us every car, that he had restored. The museum was small but the stories around the cars are big. And we as a familiy have to say, that you should hear...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

.Hidden Gem. Lovely collection would be great to see these on the roads all the time. Many thanks to the Blonde Mechanic who sorted out our battery connection at the drop of a hat.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous collection of vintage & classic cars dating from 1925 to 1971. All cars are in good working order & are regularly used for rallies & shows. You can get up close & personal with the cars, they are not roped off. John &...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 292RayB292
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited this museum while heading to the Ring of Kerry. We got a great tour by the owner. It is not a fancy place ,but has a nice collection of antiques. My husband loved it!

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Chap
Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Kilgarvan Motor Museum has an unexpected large collection of old vehicles in two large sheds worth exploring if your motoring days put you behind the wheel for the past 50 years. If you're younger, you may need constant reminding that you can't sit inside...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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