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Carlow County Museum

College Street | Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 913 1554
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Interesting Museum.

If you like Irishish history then this is a small taste of history in Carlow. Church and politics... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
tobeornottobe2018
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Full of history

A lovely place to visit and gives great historical facts about Co Carlow which being a Carlow man I... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Physio71
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Carlow, Ireland
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The role of Carlow County Museum is to collect, preserve, conserve, document and display the history and material culture of the county. County Museums are significant in that they are a home for a county's many historic treasures and they become centres for research, education as well as maintaining high standards of collections care. In Ireland an official County Museum is one that is operated and funded by a Local Authority. Currently there are thirteen County Museums throughout Ireland. The County Museum was developed in partnership with the Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. The Society has been collecting artifacts and archives relating to all aspects of County Carlow's history since the late 1960's. The Society opened a museum in 1974 and it was relocated in 1979 to the former Theatre of the Town Hall, a space provided by Carlow Town Council.The Society will retain a role in the development of the County Museum, through the medium of a Museum Board that will oversee the strategic development and devise the County Museum's policies.
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College Street | Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you like Irishish history then this is a small taste of history in Carlow. Church and politics. Two floors, guides to ask questions, plenty of photos. Large carved wooden altar/ pulpit on first floor.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit and gives great historical facts about Co Carlow which being a Carlow man I had not known many of them. Well worth a visit and it's free. It's tells about the links that the famous Walt Disney has with Carlow...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Yes it is...It's very well laid out with informative panels. It achieves its purpose a a local museum.

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words!

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

A visit to Carlow County Museum is very worthwhile. Its small size makes it a pleasant and very digestible museum experience which children can easily enjoy. There is a wide range of artefacts on display which provide an excellent picture of Carlow's history and create...More

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you Elaine for your review, really fantastic to hear your kind words so glad you enjoyed your visit to Carlow County Museum. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit to the museum in Carlow.Free admission and gives a real insight into the history of county Carlow.

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you Simon for your review, so glad you enjoyed visiting us here in Carlow County Museum. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a fantastic museum! Great displays, well laid out. A chance to step back in time for free! I brought 3 small kids and we passed an hour with no complaints. It was a great chance to explain some of Carlow's history which I didn't...More

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much Maria for your review, so happy the kiddies enjoyed it too. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

On view here the magnificent 19th century hand carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral. Objects on display cover the archaeological, history, social history of the area, also a Commemorative Stained Glass Panel by Peadar Lamb depicts a Carlow narrative on the 1916 Rising

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Interesting, free museum. Learned more about County Carlow and town and its history. Enjoyed seeing the wooden church pulpit with its carvings. Worth visiting.

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, the Pulpit is one of our favourites here too it really is a fine example of hand carving. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is a must see when visiting Carlow. It's very interesting and the tour guide makes the experience even better. We had John as the tour guide and he was fantastic.

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed your tour. John really is one of a kind, and has so much insightful local knowledge!

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful old building once convent to the Presentation Sisters in Carlow which now houses Carlow museum. Very interesting place to visit Carlow has lots of history and quite a lot is on show here. Probably most interesting is the beautiful carved pulpit which was removed...More

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CarlowMuseum, Manager at Carlow County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, the Pulpit really is something special. Glad you enjoyed the peace here it really is a good place to get away from it all for an hour or two.

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