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The Clare Museum

Arthur's Row, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 3382
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Gem of a Museum

Really well done museum with displays and artifacts from pre-history through the great emigration... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebekah5720
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pretty interesting

Some interesting displays and very well documented. Very easy to get too and find and right next to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
milltown8
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Melbourne, Australia
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“local history” (11 reviews)
“second floor” (5 reviews)
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Arthur's Row, Ennis, Ireland
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+353 65 682 3382
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"located right"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well done museum with displays and artifacts from pre-history through the great emigration. Don't miss the second floor ( we almost did!). Located right amidst the center of Ennis, with shops and many spots for a bite or a cuppa near by. Oh, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some interesting displays and very well documented. Very easy to get too and find and right next to god cafes.

1  Thank milltown8
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The museum traces the history of the Clare region from 7000 BC to the present with thousands of artifacts. The more recent past is grouped into themes such as religious life, social/political and family. There is some use of multimedia. Particularly of interest were the...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is an enjoyable hour's pastime: viewing the many artifacts in the Clare Museum. They've done their best to capture Ennis' connections to historical events over the past couple of centuries. The museum is professionally laid out and quite worth your time.

1  Thank danesec
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Dropped in to visit the museum as we had intended to take the nearby walking history tour but, unfortunately, the tour doesn't happen during January. We were warmly welcomed into the museum and invited to take our time to enjoy it. While museum is relatively...More

2  Thank tomfclucas
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

WIth people, even state museums, now charging for entry it is hard to believe this place is free. We were advised to visit when at wWorkhouse centre in Portumna as we were heading south and had no clue what might be open. The museum covers...More

1  Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

In the same building as the Tourist Office, this museum provides a good oversight of the local area and local history within the context of Irish history. We found it to be well presented and to provide the sought of local introduction to an area...More

1  Thank bobjanh
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The history of county Clare from prehistoric times to the present. I was pleasantly surprised to find this museum to be as interesting as it was informative. And it is FREE!

2  Thank disappointed96
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The museum is perfect to start your tour of Ireland as it provides information and exhibits that summarize the various changes throughout the many decades of history. Amazing that the admission is free!

1  Thank marypH8539MS
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Very nice small museum, and a nice place to start your trip to learn about the area. History, art, and culture all in one place.

1  Thank Daniel W
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Response from LAB2013 | Reviewed this property |
June to September inclusive: Monday to Saturday: 9.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.30 (Last admissions at 17.00) October to May inclusive: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 –17.30 (Last admissions at 17.00) Closed on... More
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