Kerry County Museum
Kerry County Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
LOCATED in the Ashe Memorial Hall adjacent to Tralee Town Park, we offer a fascinating introduction to the Kingdom’s distinctive history and heritage. Winner of many prestigious awards, the Museum offers a wide range of permanent displays and special exhibitions. CASEMENT IN KERRY: A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY commemorates Roger Casement’s landing in Banna in 1916, one of the significant events of the Easter Rising to happen outside of Dublin. Countless artefacts on display in the MUSEUM GALLERY illustrate the turbulent history and fascinating archaeology of the county. You can even dress up as Tom Crean, Kerry’s most famous explorer, in the ANTARCTICA EXHIBITION. Become an archaeologist in the museum’s exciting tactile exhibition BONE INVESTIGATORS. Travel back in time and relive life in Tralee in 1450 in the MEDIEVAL EXPERIENCE. Dress up in costume and stroll through the reconstructed medieval streets and houses complete with the sounds and smells of the era - a treat for all the family!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Laminator
Lucan, Ireland114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We decided to give it a try on a really rainy day, from the start I found the staff absolutely lovely and very friendly towards children.

The kids get a small activity book to find items as they go around the museum.

Loads of history here and its very well displayed and easy to follow. Allow a good bit of time as there is a lot to read.

There is no rush on time and you can make your way around in your own time.

Well worth a visit!
Written August 15, 2021
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Mary B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
We visited this museum last Saturday morning with a bus tour group of 42. It really was a super surprise. There was so much to see here, even a huge display of former Rose of Tralee dresses and a screening of all the Roses from the beginning. There was so many other things to see also and one hour would definitely NOT be time enough to view everything. The staff are really lovely there, very efficient and ever so friendly. We really had a great time and shall definitely be recommending it.
Written August 23, 2022
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Tracy D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We spent an hour and a half here enjoying exhibits, particularly the Medieval Village, Tom Crean, and the historical artifacts from several time periods of Ireland history. We also visited the tourist center located in the ground floor. parking was metered and easy to find. The museum is adjacent to a large park and within walking distance to an open air shopping area with restaurants.
Written September 12, 2022
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Donna D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The best local history museum I've visited, and I've visited a few. The history of County Kerry is well presented and informative. Starting from prehistory and coming into the present, the exhibits are well displayed (and the yellow arrows on the floor keep you on track). Don't miss the final exhibit in the basement, a recreation of Tralee in the Middle Ages.

I didn't have children with me, but there are several activities available for them involving the history exhibits. They should add an activity involving the use of the ogham alphabet.
Written May 22, 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
I have to pay tribute to this superb museum, its my third summer in a row to pay a visit, and every time I see and learn more, things I missed on previous visits.
This time I had my elderly parents and uncle with me and the staff could not have been more helpful. They opened the lift for us to move up and down the floors and did everything they could to make our visit the best it could be
The exhibitions on Tim Crean and his Antarctic expeditions and Roger Casement are both outstanding. Beautifully presented and laid out and just so interesting.
In the basement they have done an incredible job recreating the medieval Tralee of The Geraldines .
As I nentioned, it's my third summer in a row and I fully intend to go back again.
Well done to all concerned in running and maintaining such a superb museum.
Written July 26, 2022
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Edward C
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Brilliant afternoon at Kerry County Museum, excellent exhibition with great variety. The mock up set of old Tralee was really well done and gave a great visual cue to what the town was like. Excellent informative displays on Roger Casement and the Irish civil war. Highly recommend
Written August 16, 2023
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C Oriel
County Monaghan, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was unexpectedly excellent. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the exhibitions (especially the Tom Crean one) were interesting. Combining a fairy trail and the Medieval experience seemed an odd thing to do, but was a winner as far as the children were concerned (and they really enjoyed filling in the activity booklet and the Rose of Tralee gown exhibits). It was mostly deserted (Covid...) but kept us busy for about 100 minutes and at EUR5 per adults and free for the children, was a bargain. Combined with a lunch at the playground in the rose garden opposite, it was a great family afternoon.
Written August 22, 2021
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Gretta Spillane
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A big thank you to all the staff at Kerry County Museum (Ashe Memorial Hall) who put on a fantastic show when our large family visited Santa yesterday. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the Santa experience was excellent. From young to old, all enjoyed it from start to finish.
It was also very reassuring that staff made sure our visit was safe by checking all our Covid passes especially in the times we were in. Well done to all.
Written December 5, 2021
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Helen M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
A fantastic museum. I never expected to find such an interesting and user friendly museum in the small town of Tralee. I spent over two hours inside and would happily go back again. For a small entrance fee, I learned so much about Ireland both ancient and modern. The staff were very welcoming and were justly proud of their museum. I would thoroughly recommend this museum to any visitor to Tralee.
Written September 20, 2021
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michelle l
County Kerry, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Brought my 8 yr old son and my dad to visit Santa. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the Santa experience was excellent. The museum and 1916 exhibition is brilliant and I can’t wait for the Tom crean exhibition.
Written January 7, 2020
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