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Waterford County Museum

Waterford County Museum Saint Augustine Street, Dungarvan, Ireland
+353 58 45960
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Free admission and very informative

Definitely worth a visit when in Dungarvan town. Very informative regarding historic topics through... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Small Local Museum.

Thisl museum houses many local artifacts with its free admission it is well worth a visit to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Rory G
Dublin, Ireland
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A museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of County Waterford. Completely renovated in 2009, admission is free of charge. The museum is open Monday to Friday during the Winter and early Spring. It also opens on Saturday afternoons during the Summer and Autumn months. The museum is a non profit, registered charity, community run organisation that has won several national and international awards for it's work preserving the localities history.
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Waterford County Museum Saint Augustine Street, Dungarvan, Ireland
+353 58 45960
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Definitely worth a visit when in Dungarvan town. Very informative regarding historic topics through the ages, such as WW1, maritime history, the famine and other events that had a heavy impact on the history of Waterford county. The displays are well presented, easy to spend...More

1  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Thisl museum houses many local artifacts with its free admission it is well worth a visit to discover the history of Dungarvan and its locality.

Thank Rory G
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Just before leaving for Ireland I found that I had an ancestor from Dungarvan who had come out to Australia at the age of 15, one of many potato famine orphans from the Dungarvan workhouse. Eddie Cantwell, a passionate historian at the museum, had blogged...More

1  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This museum is certainly worth a visit if you are interested in the history of the area. The displays are informative with photos. It was interesting to see the photos of the children during the potato famine. The staff were particularly helpful and gave me...More

1  Thank cebazat
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a small local museum, well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is is informative on local history and the part played by local people in Irish national events. I asked the staff a question, to which they gave a...More

3  Thank John S
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Waterford County Musuem is a great place to spend time .It is in a central location in Dungarvan and its exhibits are very well laid out. The staff are friendly and informative. When you visit the area ,you will have a good experience of...More

3  Thank Eugene Y
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This museum is particularly interesting for items of local history. The dedicated team there put huge effort into making sure that there is a core exhibition of general interest plus they do one off specific exhibitions at various times of the year. They also hold...More

3  Thank 13Josephine
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is the place to go to learn about Ireland's history---original photos, artifacts, engaging displays, and exhibits. It's a charming museum that allows you to go back in time to appreciate Irish history and heritage. I arrived not knowing a great deal about Ireland's history...More

4  Thank EIKOOC
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I cannot say enough about the Waterford County Museum! It is a wholly inclusive account of the history of Dungarvan, with beautiful displays and artifacts filling the entire space. Every display is beautifully staged with a description providing even more history and context. And that...More

3  Thank alexcronin7
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The County Museum has free entry and engaging staff which was a great start, it was further enhanced by it's varied and interesting contents. It even boasted a little kids corner where I left my two to play with the toys while I went back...More

3  Thank Tombonkers
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