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Kinsale Regional Museum

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Address: Old Courthouse Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 21 477 2044

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Good local museum

This museum is very good to understand history of the Kinsale area and learning about its different periods.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Eugene J
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This museum is very good to understand history of the Kinsale area and learning about its different periods.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

First it is an interesting building to see and go through. Second, the amount of history here is amazing. Loved seeing the old photos.

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County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lots of kinsale history in this museum including boots from the kinsale giant,artefacts from the luisitania, well worth a visit,free admission just a donation on way out for upkeep,all volunteer staff.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This volunteer manned, and free admission museum, is a must see - and not only to help support those who keep the exhibits available. The information and artifacts surrounding the Luisitania sinking off the coast of nearby Old Head are worth the time and effort. The building itself, old town council hall, is patterned after a Dutch style of architecture... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

By chance we came upon the museum and after an initial chat with the very nice man at the gate climbed the stairs into the museum main chamber which was until the mid 90's the local court house, as explained by a very nice helpful lady. We were glad we took the time to visit, thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very interesting historical artifacts which complement Dermot Ryan's excellent history of the area in his Kinsale heritage town walks.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A small museum run by volunteers but full of amazing artefacts and some shipping history upstairs. Well worth a visit with friendly staff ready to give any information requested.

Thank EssieCG
North Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Dropped in as we were passing as we explored Kinsale. Downstairs has some interesting stuff although it's a bit dusty and cluttered. Upstairs is better laid out and has a well-organised L>lusitania exhibition, which is very informative and worth the visit on its own. The museum is free and run by volunteers - be sure to leave a donation so... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

great information about Kinssale's history and Lusitania's sinking. an important town for so many historical events

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a small museum, but filled with lots of information about the Lusitania and the town of Kinsale. There was also a giant of a man many years ago and they have his shoes and eating utensils on display and an interesting outline that you can stand next to and compare yourself to his size. I made it almost... More 

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