Carlow County Museum

 CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME YOU

Admission remains FREE   

HIGHLIGHTS

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 and the Death Mask of 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!

Carlow Council is the parent body of Carlow County Museum
Carlow Council is the parent body of Carlow County Museum

Contact Details

Carlow County Museum & Carlow Tourist Office

Carlow County Museum & Carlow Tourist Office College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, R93 E3T2, Ireland

GPS coordinates:

52.836559, -6.928314.

Telephone:

+ 353 59-9131554

Fax:

Email:

museum@carlowcoco.ie

Opening Hours

January to December 2022

*Monday to Friday | 10.00am to 1.00pm, then *2.00pm to 4.00pm (* Morning – last visit 12.30pm, afternoon – last visit 4pm).

Weekends & Bank Holidays | Currently Closed

*Seasonal | Weekend Opening is suspended until further notice

* Morning – last visit 12.30pm, afternoon – last visit 4pm. Until further notice we continue to be closed on bank holidays.

Walk ups are now welcome – pre-booking | appointments are no longer necessary.
We look forward to seeing you soon!