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Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Slea Head Drive | Kilvicadownig, Ventry, Ireland
+353 87 770 3280
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‘There’s a sucker born every minute’

We visited this so called museum today and paid the fee which immediately went into the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OnyxCasper52
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Tourist Trap

Not worth the 5 eur. What’s real? Objects from all over not Ireland. Fossil shark tooth from South... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vtsnowman
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Montpelier
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“harris moore” (21 reviews)
“wooly mammoth” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (24 reviews)
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Slea Head Drive | Kilvicadownig, Ventry, Ireland
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+353 87 770 3280
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"harris moore"
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"wooly mammoth"
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"gift shop"
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"bronze age"
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"the owner"
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"on display"
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"dinosaur eggs"
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"dingle peninsula"
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"amazing collection"
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"private collection"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"slea head"
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"personal collection"
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"prehistoric times"
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"small place"
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"iron age"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this so called museum today and paid the fee which immediately went into the proprietors pocket and not the cash register. We then walked through the bead curtains into a small room with objects purported to be artifacts. Before we had the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the 5 eur. What’s real? Objects from all over not Ireland. Fossil shark tooth from South Carolina .

1  Thank vtsnowman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband was too tired by this point in our Dingle drive to drag himself out of the rental car after a day of hiking with numerous stops to “Oh, please take another photo of the baby sheep!” I, however, was intrigued by the celtic...More

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celticmuseum, Owner at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Sara, Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again some time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When one has a great experience it is almost always because of meeting an enthusiast. Harris Moore is an absolute enthusiast for Celtic Prehistoric items. The Wooly Mammoth skull and Antlers, the Cave Bear Skeleton, and the Nautilus fossils stand out for me, and Harris...More

1  Thank gpcthompson
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

If you get a chance to drive the Slea Head trail don't pass this little museum by. It has a terrific display of assorted prehistoric artifacts (including the amazing mamouth skull) and a great gift shop. Well worth the stop.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were a group of five adults, driving the 'Slea Head' drive. We noticed a cottage on our left with a sign advertising a museum. We decided to stop for a few minutes. Our few minutes lasted an hour of interest and enjoyment. The museum...More

4  Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped here based on the favorable reviews. There is an interesting collection here, a small amount from Ireland. Have seen much of the same or similar at larger museums. Owner deserves credit for collecting and displaying these items in a relatively out of the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A small 3 room museum with real dinosaur eggs, mammuth skull and cave bear, but also various ancient celtic goddesses and even an old symbolic double penis.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

It was raining and I was peckish. We saw the bright yellow house ahead as we were on the Slea Head Drive, and my sister asked me if I wanted to stop. "No," I grouched. "But you love archaeological artifacts," she replied. "Do you want...More

1  Thank Lara B
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celticmuseum, Owner at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review, Lara

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Really a nice surprise to find this hidden jewel. Was greeted by the owner and his faithful dog Duke. Very historic museum with lots of interesting relics. Excellent gift shop, and is well worth the stop.

Thank Sharon K
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