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Kilgarvan motor museum

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Kilgarvan motor museum

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Fiona J wrote a review Sep 2020
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Was so happy I managed to make it here. Loved the museum and meeting the owner who chatted with us. Beautifully restored collection.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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L3628CEmark wrote a review Jun 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom33 contributions11 helpful votes
Easy to find if you don’t try post codes ! Really wide range of vehicles from a model t ford to a 1980’s so Mercedes , great value for money and interesting. Well worth a visit to remind yourself of what cars were like in the past , lots of interesting associated memorabilia , pictures etc
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Date of experience: June 2019
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BigMickey1 wrote a review Jun 2019
Derbyshire23 contributions16 helpful votes
The museum is located about 2 km from the main road, in a large building housing many cars which have been lovingly restored to such a high standard that they are roadworthy. Many have been used in films and TV and are also available for wedding hire. There is a 1926 Model T Ford, one of the the last produced, and several Rolls Royces. Every car has a brief history note attached. There is a lot of car memorabilia in the museum. It costs a modest 6 euros to get in, 5 for seniors. Snacks are available.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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dd2016451 wrote a review Aug 2018
County Cork, Ireland2 contributions
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 a fascinating collection of many varied vehicles - something for everyone.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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CorkCastle wrote a review Mar 2018
County Cork, Ireland9 contributions12 helpful votes
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. The cafe itself is literally just tea or coffee that the owners will make you from a kettle and some overpriced crisps, confectionery and bottled drinks. The cars are parked tightly together so it is not possible to get in between many of them and the lighting is poor so a decent picture is hard to take. The place itself can be a bit draughty/cold depending on the weather and if the doors are left open. It has a certain charm about it in that a lot of the cars were local at one time or another and that it is basically one familiy's private collection. The cars themselves I would describe as practical classics with nothing really exceptional or truly rare to be seen. Sadly it is not worth the asking price for admission for what is on display, what you can actually see and the quality of the cars themselves as very few could be described as 'show' or fully restored condition body-wise. Not worth going out of your way for even if you are a classic car enthusiast. It is also important to note that the lack of clean facilities, eating options, remote location and space constraints make a visit with small children/push chairs impractical.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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