Christmas events and opening times
Christmas decorations and lights adorn the Museum entrance and set the scene for the Museum’s festive activities this year. Our enchanting elves’ workshop is back by popular demand and will open on Saturday 7 December along with an activity Christmas trail for schools and families. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about Christmas past and present. The Museum will close at 5pm on Friday 20 December 2013 and re-open on Thursday 2 January 2014. We would like to wish all our visitors a Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
St Brendan’s story through children’s eyes
This special exhibition by pupils of Ardfert, Fenit, Kilmoyley and SpaNationalSchools features a marvelous short film and brilliant, colourful painting illustrating the adventures of St Brendan the Navigator. Other exhibits include a collage by the Museum’s History Club and a street art painting by artist Rebekah Wall. The exhibition is open until Friday 20 December. St Brendan exhibition poster
The Vikings are coming to Kerry
Kerry County Museum is offering a wide range of events for all the family during Heritage Week (17 – 25 August 2013). This includes the return of military Living History group Claíomh who are going to raid the Museum in true Viking style. Other events include talks on Viking burial place Cloghermore, Co Kerry, demonstrations of ancient musical instruments and the Rose of Tralee Fashion exhibition. For further details check www.heritageweek.ie or READ MORE
Full Accreditation for your Museum
Kerry County Museum staff proudly attended the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland Accreditation Ceremony in Dublin on 25 June. According to Michael Starrett, Chief Executive of the Heritage Council, ‘This achievement has been the goal of a committed staff, management and governing body, and is a particularly distinguished accomplishment.’
A powerful family, a brutal murder, a symbol hidden in stone – your chance to explore the hidden archaeology of medieval Tralee. In this new interactive gallery children can dig up a skeleton, inspect a rotten tooth and investigate the death of a medieval murder victim. Bone Investigators is the latest attraction in our family-friendly museum. READ MORE
Kerry Lives 1950-73 now open!
Our new exhibition‘Kerry Lives’ is a portrait of life in Kerry from 1950 to 1973, illustrated from the Kennelly Archive. The Kennelly Archive is a remarkable collection of photographs taken by husband and wife team Padraig and Joan Kennelly, professional photographers from Tralee, Co Kerry. READ MORE
Museum of the Year!Kerry County Museum has been named 2009 Museum of the Year at the Museum Awards on Monday 18th May. We were also Highly Commended in the Education Category for our What�s in the Box? Project. READ MORE