Today, the Museum is ten years officially opened here in the former Presentation Convent. The Museum was officially opened on April 11th, 2012, by Phil Hogan, TD, then Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. Since then, the Museum has welcomed nearly 170,000 visitors.
The Museum was designated in 2003 by the National Museum of Ireland to collect and display archaeological objects from the county. In 2020 the Museum was awarded Interim Accreditation by the Heritage Council under the Museums Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI).