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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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Interesting worthwhile visit

By chance we came upon the museum and after an initial chat with the very nice man at the gate climbed the stairs into the museum main chamber which was until the mid 90's the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This volunteer manned, and free admission museum, is a must see - and not only to help support those who keep the exhibits available. The information and artifacts surrounding the Luisitania sinking off the coast of nearby Old Head are worth the time and effort. The building itself, old town council hall, is patterned after a Dutch style of architecture... More 

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Bunclody
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By chance we came upon the museum and after an initial chat with the very nice man at the gate climbed the stairs into the museum main chamber which was until the mid 90's the local court house, as explained by a very nice helpful lady. We were glad we took the time to visit, thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting historical artifacts which complement Dermot Ryan's excellent history of the area in his Kinsale heritage town walks.

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

A small museum run by volunteers but full of amazing artefacts and some shipping history upstairs. Well worth a visit with friendly staff ready to give any information requested.

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North Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in as we were passing as we explored Kinsale. Downstairs has some interesting stuff although it's a bit dusty and cluttered. Upstairs is better laid out and has a well-organised L>lusitania exhibition, which is very informative and worth the visit on its own. The museum is free and run by volunteers - be sure to leave a donation so... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great information about Kinssale's history and Lusitania's sinking. an important town for so many historical events

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but filled with lots of information about the Lusitania and the town of Kinsale. There was also a giant of a man many years ago and they have his shoes and eating utensils on display and an interesting outline that you can stand next to and compare yourself to his size. I made it almost... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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

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