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Valentia Heritage Centre

Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
+353 66 947 6411
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  • Average9%
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“old school” (4 reviews)
“island life” (2 reviews)
“cable” (14 reviews)
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Knightstown, Valentia Island, Ireland
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+353 66 947 6411
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This attraction gives you great information about the island, there is so much information about the area and it is laid out in different sections in the old school house.

Thank ArdMhacha
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Valentia Island recently amd came upon this Heritage Centre. Really enjoyed my visit. The gentleman was very helpful. Such a wealth of information and artifacts on display. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a bad weather option for us but we were all pleased we went. A very strange mix of things from the islands past and for me the history of the trans Atlantic cable was the most interesting.

Thank Arkadas
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A sweet little centre in a lovely old village building with really interesting stuff to read - photos - well curated with different areas of interest and very friendly staff. Definitely worth an hour of your time to wander round.

Thank eekogirl
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is the place to see and experience the heritage of Valentia Island. It is an old school house and it is a must see as it has a collection of artefacts from all across the island and from the different parts of island life...More

Thank DJCass
Reviewed 28 June 2016

fabulous window into life on Valentia and a potted history too. Well presented and essential for history lovers.

Thank exbiztraveller
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Ok, so I am biased and a local. but I hadn't been in a long time and there was lots of new things to see. As well as alot of the old exhibits, which I still find interesting. Lovely additions about 1916 and the transatlantic...More

Thank mguine01
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This little island museum houses an amazing amount of information, historical items and photographs, mementos and character. Well worth the visit!

2  Thank MissKrista2015
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Lovely little heritage centre run by volunteers, stuffed full of fascinating history including all about the landing of the first cable across the Atlantic. Very interesting. Left the 15 and 12-year-old at the motorhome though as they would probably have just said it was boring....More

2  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Small building containing a lot of relics describing the history of Valentia Island and the TRans-Atlantic Cable. We really enjoyed visiting and learning about the history of this place. IF you go to Valentia Island, please know that every single thing there is overblown and...More

2  Thank EllenT116
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