Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Skibbereen

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History Museum
Learn about the Great Famine at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, a museum located in an old gasworks building with exhibits on the famine and on Lough Hyne. Through an interactive timeline that includes firsthand accounts and performances, you'll gain insight into the tragic event of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s, where about a million Irish people died. The second exhibit on Lough Hyne features Ireland's first marine nature reserve, where you can explore the Knockomagh wood nature trail and spot interesting plants and wildlife. The attraction also offers an archeology trail. Using our online itinerary creator, Skibbereen attractions like Skibbereen Heritage Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Really nice space, good information presented interestingly, relating to the famine. Lots of AV exhibits. Good locally made movie on lough Hyne also, which is another nearby attraction. Man at the des...  more »
  • We enjoyed a wonderful informative tour on the center and history of the potato famine. Our guide made the history come alive. The center contains much to review ang get a real feel for this point of ...  more »
  • An excellent exhibition full of historical information presented in a way that makes it easy to absorb. Essential knowledge for anyone connected with Ireland and its diaspora.  more »
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  • Some great local information from during the famine and all given with audio guides
  • Nicely assembled and good information too. Keep going
  • This a most interesting museum, featuring two exhibitions (famine, Lough Hyme). We only had time for the famine exhibition but it was well worth it - considering the fact that in general, too little information is provided elsewhere on history / cultural heritage, this makes it an exception. The exhibition is well-organised, easy to follow, and of ideal length. Highly reccommended!