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Address: Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-6411
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A must see attraction

This is the place to see and experience the heritage of Valentia Island. It is an old school house and it is a must see as it has a collection of artefacts from all across the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place to see and experience the heritage of Valentia Island. It is an old school house and it is a must see as it has a collection of artefacts from all across the island and from the different parts of island life including a small telegraph-communication museum with examples of cables and equipment.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fabulous window into life on Valentia and a potted history too. Well presented and essential for history lovers.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, so I am biased and a local. but I hadn't been in a long time and there was lots of new things to see. As well as alot of the old exhibits, which I still find interesting. Lovely additions about 1916 and the transatlantic cable.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This little island museum houses an amazing amount of information, historical items and photographs, mementos and character. Well worth the visit!

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Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely little heritage centre run by volunteers, stuffed full of fascinating history including all about the landing of the first cable across the Atlantic. Very interesting. Left the 15 and 12-year-old at the motorhome though as they would probably have just said it was boring. More for grown-ups.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Small building containing a lot of relics describing the history of Valentia Island and the TRans-Atlantic Cable. We really enjoyed visiting and learning about the history of this place. IF you go to Valentia Island, please know that every single thing there is overblown and not worth it. Except for this place, the Heritage Center.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent museum giving the history of Valentia Island and the transatlantic cable laying. Run by volunteers, this heritage centre is a must if you are in Knightstown.

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Waterville, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I took the ferry from the mainland at Reenard point ,to the village of Knightstown on the island , then a three minute drive up the hill and I was at the museum . Valentia island is a place of many many things to see and do , and it was quite easy too spend the day checking out the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Heritage Center attempts to provide visitors with a comprehensive history of Valentia Island and factors which have influenced its development over the years. Staffed by volunteers, there is still a great deal of work to be done.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very interesting local museum put together by the local people. Helpful custodians and a wide range of stuff relating to the island. Not only a school room but comprehensive info about the transatlantic cables that landed at the island, the people, the bridge and the radio station. The '60's vintage display cards are being upgraded to digital standards, but I... More 

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