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Kinsale Regional Museum

Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2044
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Quick but interesting

Run completely by volunteers so the times are limited but worth the effort. There are some... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
allroadsleadtorome3
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Massillon, Ohio
Nice little exhibit

This is a nice stop to get a quick historic overview of the town (and it’s free!) Exhibits are... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Bob M
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
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+353 21 477 2044
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Run completely by volunteers so the times are limited but worth the effort. There are some interesting artifacts and informational placards.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice stop to get a quick historic overview of the town (and it’s free!) Exhibits are simple but they have some wonderful artifacts and the volunteer local guides love their work and provide much added information. Worth at least an hour.

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We were unaware and arrived within only 5 minutes of closing time. However, the woman at the gate welcomed us warmly and told us to "take a wee look upstairs." So we did. Munitions and spears from the 1601 siege on the town, lots of...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

As we were passing. We noticed the museum and on a whim wandered in. It was very interesting with exhibits on the ship wreck of the Lusitania including wreckage retrieved from the sea, old Kinsale scenes of how they lived 100 years ago including artifacts,...More

Thank AudRoy0
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

It is worth visiting this museum for its historical interest and local history. It contains a section devoted to the sinking of RMS Lucitania off Old Kinsale Head in May 1915.

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

I had an hour or two to kill and decided to pop into the museum - it's free but it's suggest you make a contribution as the place is run by volunteers and the money goes to the upkeep of the historical building. Lots of...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Small local museum that gives a nice flavor of community history! Interesting Lusitania exhibit - discussion of potato famine and soup kitchens - historical tools and farming equipment!! It is like visiting Kinsale's attic -- eclectic collection of stuff. If you have time worth the...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

We enjoyed a private tour with a very informative guide. We especially liked the Lusitania information and the beautiful Irish lace.

Thank Liberte2012
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Volunteers welcome you and provide information about the museum. It's fascinating and they have a very eclectic collection, everything from old tools and implements to relics from the Lusitania. It is only open for a few hours each day but there is no fee for...More

Thank Connie A
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

The Kinsale Regional Museum is staffed by volunteers. It's not big, it's not fancy, but it's certainly worth a visit if you're in Kinsale. There's an interesting exhibit on the Lusitania, given the proximity of its sinking to Kinsale. Oddities include a pituitary giant's shoes,...More

Thank NCDoc
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