Carlow County Museum is located on College Street in the Cultural Quarter of Carlow Town.
CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME BACK VISITORS FROM 10AM, FRIDAY 21st MAY 2021
Admission remains FREE but pre-booking will be an essential requirement. You can book your place by phoning the Museum on 059-9131554 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about our opening hours, how to pre-book and our COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines, please click HERE
Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow’s Cultural Quarter, just off the town’s main street and is entered through the tourist office. Spanning four galleries, the museum has a wide collection of items and artefacts from Carlow county including:
- the original gallows trapdoor from Carlow Gaol;
- the 6m carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral;
- items from Carlow’s Sugar Factory, which operated for almost 80 years;
- the smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn;
- items relating to John Tyndall, the Carlow scientist who discovered the greenhouse effect;
- a 340 million-year-old fossilized squid;
- a special exhibition on St. Willibrord, an English monk who trained in Carlow before becoming the Patron Saint of Luxembourg.
- the last cigarette smoked by Kevin Barry, an 18-year-old medical student who was executed for his role in the Irish War of Independence;
- the printing press used by The Nationalist newspapers… and so much more!
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If you have visited Carlow County Museum we would love to read your reviews on Tripadvisor! In 2016, 2017 and 2018 we were pleased to be awarded a Certificate of Excellence, so a huge thank you to all our visitors who shared their reviews online.