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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Interesting little museum

The Allihies Copper Mine Museum is an interesting little museum, a converted church. Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
Interesting but could do with a lick of paint

The information is very interesting to learn about the history and how important copper mining was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and the enormous effects of this industry on the people and landscape. A cafe and gift shop beside the museum open in the summer months. The surrounding landscape is stunning, with beach, river, mountains and several great pubs with good food and live traditional music!
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Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Allihies Copper Mine Museum is an interesting little museum, a converted church. Exhibits provide information about the history of mining in southwest Ireland, both the establishment and the decline. Great history lesson, exhibits well done. Has a nice little cafe on premises.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The information is very interesting to learn about the history and how important copper mining was. However, I would say it needs a bit of modernisation. Parts have been updated and others have not giving a bit of a disjointed feel. The staff/cafe staff were...More

Thank 303lanceh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a stop to learn more about the local history and realize how difficult life in this area was. Good information about the connections between Beara and Butte, MT.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the recommendation of a fellow lunch diner. It was an interesting view of the copper mining history of the area. Kids didn't find it as interesting. Those folks had a harsh life.

Thank joewS3789KM
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Very interesting as my ancestors were copper miners in Butte MT and from Allihies. Lots of picures and historical information about the local mines.

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here in Summer 2015. Museum itself is very educational. The restaurant itself was expensive, the food was nice but not worth what was being charged! I'd recommend the museum but for food I'd go up the village to the pub for food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in for toasties and wraps and pots of tea. Ten out of ten . Tea refill for free and home made scones are excellent with cream and jam. Definitely call again.

Thank Youghalbeach
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We enjoyed a visit here as part of a clan gathering. It is well laid out and has lots of great displays of the history of mining in the area. The discussion of the history of mining in the area was very informative.

1  Thank Relaxedtravels57
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice cafe and museum. I'm a museum professional so am trying hard to not be overly critical as it really is a great little museum which tells the story of the copper industry in this remote part of Ireland. I felt some of the objects...More

1  Thank Essex H
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The musem is in the main street, with some parking outside. You enter the building into the cafe which looked very busy and had some lovley looking cakes on display, We paid 12 euro for a family of 4. It was a very small museum...More

Thank Tricia F
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