CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME BACK VISITORS FROM 10AM, FRIDAY 21st MAY 2021

Admission remains FREE but pre-booking will be an essential requirement. You can book your place by phoning the Museum on 059-9131554 or by emailing museum@carlowcoco.ie   

For further information about our opening hours, how to pre-book and our COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines, please click HERE    

HIGHLIGHTS

Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow’s Cultural Quarter, just off the town’s main street and is entered through the tourist office. Spanning four galleries, the museum has a wide collection of items and artefacts from Carlow county including:

  • the original gallows trapdoor from Carlow Gaol;
  • the 6m carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral;
  • items from Carlow’s Sugar Factory, which operated for almost 80 years;
  • the smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn;
  • items relating to John Tyndall, the Carlow scientist who discovered the greenhouse effect;
  • a 340 million-year-old fossilized squid;
  • a special exhibition on St. Willibrord, an English monk who trained in Carlow before becoming the Patron Saint of Luxembourg.
  • the last cigarette smoked by and the Death Mask of Kevin Barry, an 18-year-old medical student who was executed for his role in the Irish War of Independence;
  • the printing press used by The Nationalist newspapers… and so much more!

CONTACT US

Opening Hours

 

*To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, Carlow County Museum is operating a pre-booking system until further notice. We appreciate your patience during this time.

June – August

*Monday to Friday

*10:00am to 5:00pm

Weekends & Bank Holidays

Currently Closed

September – May

Monday to Saturday

TBC

Sunday & Bank Holidays

TBC

Carlow County Museum is delighted to welcome back visitors to the museum. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our greatest concern.

With that in mind we would ask you to please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our Reopening Guidelines below before you visit. Please scroll for general admission information and details about the available timeslots.

Admission remains FREE but pre-booking will be an essential requirement. You can book your place by phoning the Museum on 059-9131554 or emailing museum@carlowcoco.ie

Opening Hours and available timeslots

Carlow County Museum and Tourist Office will be opened from Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 12.30pm, with last admission at 12 noon; and 2.00pm – 4.30pm, with last admission at 4.00pm.

In order to make the visit safe for visitors and staff you will be asked to choose one of these time slots for your time of arrival:

For the 10.00am to 12.30pm opening hours, the visiting slots are:

10.00am; 10.20am, 10.40am, 11.00am, 11.20am, 11.40am and 12 noon.

Last admission is 12.00 noon to allow visitors to view the exhibits, complete their tour and allow the Museum to undertake necessary Covid-19 protocols.

For the 2.00pm to 4.30pm opening hours, the visiting slots are:

2.00pm; 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3.00pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pm and 4.00pm.

The Museum will not be opened at Weekends or Bank Holidays for the present.

Group sizes will be limited to six people from a family or social unit. For the moment we will not be facilitating larger group bookings, such as school groups, at this time due to physical distancing requirements.

Last admission is 4.00pm to allow visitors to view the exhibits, complete their tour and allow the Museum to undertake necessary Covid-19 protocols. You can read more HERE

Tours

 

**For the moment we will not be facilitating larger group bookings, such as school we due the physical distancing requitements.  

**If you are part of a group/ organisation/ historical or archaeological society then why not pre-book a FREE Guided Tour (10+ people)

Teachers, let your students enjoy our free fun School Quiz and get to handle Museum artefacts as part of the tour (also available in Irish)

The School Quiz is also suitable for students of English language schools.

To book in for a tour, please call us on 059-9131554 / or email us at museum@carlowcoco.ie

Parking

Please click on the adjacent place names for links to  walking route options to Carlow County Museum from/to:

Nearest parking to Carlow County Museum:

VISUAL Carlow Carpark

Kennedy Street / Dinn Rí Carpark

Irishman’s Carpark

Carlow Shopping Centre Carpark (shorter pedestrian access to Tullow Street is also available through the car park (125m)

Coach parking can be found:

Distance from local amenities to Carlow County Museum

Please click on the adjacent place names for links to              walking route options to Carlow County Museum from/to: