Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Athy

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#3 of 6 in Museums in County Kildare
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  • Great Shackleton exhibition and summer school. Unexpected coverage of Admiral Byrds visits to Antarctica or Little America! Fabulous history !  more »
  • This centre covers lots of local history, and broader Irish history. Learnt about the Gordon Bennett Race fore runner of the now formula one. Wonderful exhibition on Shakelton.  more »
  • Did you know that Ernest Shackleton was born here or that the first major Irish uprising started here, no, well nether did we until we visited this town and its museum. The statue of Shackleton outsid...  more »
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  • Great museum lovely helpful guide
  • This is a straightforward local museum. It looks at Athy's past concentrating on topics as diverse as the first world war to the area's religious history. There is a fascinating display on Sir Ernest Shackleton and his adventures. The exhibits throughout are informative and well thought through and the audio guides works well. A member of staff, an American gentleman, made us very welcome.
  • It does not have too much up it's sleeve. The Shackleton and WW1 exhibits were OK. However a pro is that you use radio telephones that enhance the experience. It was stuffy and of course it is small but it is a local museum and it is in a historic building so it makes sense. The staff were friendly and it is cheap. Within close proximity of town centre. Town train station is 4 minutes walk and coach stops are very close.
  • Called in to see if I could find out anything about my family who came from Athy the man on the desk was so helpful and telephoned an expert who came down and helped me to find some links. Thanks to Athy Heritage Centre they were very helpful and I will be back for more digging.
  • Nice place with loads to learn

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