Donegal County Museum

Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of the Letterkenny Workhouse, which opened in 1845. The Museum houses a substantial collection of artefacts relating to the history and heritage of County Donegal.


The first floor exhibition tells the story of Donegal from Prehistory to the Twentieth Century. Temporary exhibitions covering a wide range of topics are held in the ground floor gallery throughout the year, with something to suit all ages and interests.


An event and education programme runs throughout the year on a wide variety of themes and topics. 


The role of Donegal County Museum is to collect, record, preserve, communicate and display for the use and enjoyment of the widest community possible, the material evidence and associated information of the history of  County Donegal.

Donegal County Council is the parent body of Donegal County Museum

Contact Details

Donegal County Museum

Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal F92 K123

GPS coordinates:


(074) 912 4613



Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 16:30

Closed for lunch 12.30 – 13.00

Saturday: 13.00 – 16.30 

Closed on Bank and Public Holidays

 Admission free