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Kinsale Regional Museum

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Address: Old Courthouse Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-477-2044

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Historic building with plenty of history inside.

I first visited Kinsale Museum way back over 50 years ago and it left a lasting impression. I'm glad to say it lived up to my expectations with plenty of interesting exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small, free local museum with a few different exhibits about Kinsale history, including the sinking of the Lusitania, and Irish history. When we visited there was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly woman working who welcomed us and gave us a great introduction.

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Thank Jackie W
Ireland
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited Kinsale Museum way back over 50 years ago and it left a lasting impression. I'm glad to say it lived up to my expectations with plenty of interesting exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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Thank sailcork
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum. Great for a rainy morning with the kids. Lots of interesting findings and history of the Lusitania...

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Thank Janeann L
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little gem of a museum. Great exhibits and artefacts and gives you a interesting look back at Kinsale's and Ireland's past. Can't believe I didn't visit it sooner.

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Thank Michael B
Sligo, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not very large but has loads of interesting items. Good exhibit on the Lusitania and on life in old Ireland.

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Thank Sharon S
NY
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth the visit. Make sure you note the times it is open. There are at least three pianos, Clemente I believe. The pianos were not open so I could not tell exactly what they were. The ship wreck information was interesting but I liked the other many materials. Some you may not expect. A painting of a... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This free museum is staffed by volunteers who really know their stuff. The building itself is interesting and the exhibits even more so. The added benefit of the Lusitania is the icing on the cake.

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Thank Colin F
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Free in. Donation only. Info on the Lusitania, old courthouse. Old equipment for cobblers. Worth a look as you pass by.

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Thank l m
York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a well presented museum of the history of Kinsale (King Sail)...one of four walled cities in the general area. There is an excellent display pertaining to the Sinking of the Lusitania which occurred near Kinsale. Definitely a must for those interested in early Irish History and the Sinking of the Lusitania. The ship wreckage owned by Gregg Bemis... More 

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Chesapeake City, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you are interested in the Lusatania tragedy it's worth only 15 minutes of your time to see the small exhibit re: this event. Could pass on the rest of this museum.

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Thank Meryl E

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