Kerry County Museum, Tralee

4.6
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Kerry County Museum hosts an extensive collection of historical artifacts and documents from County Kerry. Whether you are looking for archeological, historical, or cultural information, this exhibition showcases about 4,000 objects. Some of these include sunflower pins worn in the Bronze Age and dueling pistols used by the liberator, Daniel O'Connell, in the early 19th century. Don't miss the medieval exhibit, where you can explore a recreated town from the Middle Ages, complete with sights, sounds, and smells. When you get tired, collapse into one of the beanbag chairs and read up on your history. Plan to visit Kerry County Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tralee attractions using our Tralee trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We loved this place ... the kids got to dress up and take loads of photos there are loads of different things to see... we did a quiz it was fun going round to find the answers... lots to do and very ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a visit that needs hours to absorb the experience. Luckily we were able to leave, have lunch, then return. The exhibits have a wonderful mix of reading, artifacts and hands on. Three floors of...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Great place to go if you have at least 1 hour but 4 is about the right amount of time in here. It is a place to get information on many centuries of Irish history and the way the Museum is set up is r...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    A century of history. Nice place. Lot of thing to learn
  • June 22, 2017
    All based on 11th to 15th Century Tralee
  • April 5, 2017
    So much fun to view the exhibits here. The mannequins are entertaining and you get to learn something as well.
  • December 12, 2016
    Ideal way to avoid the rain and learn something to boot. Also lovely park with rose garden and 'Rose of Tralee' just opposite.
  • March 9, 2017
    Very well put together. Very nice staff.

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Where to stay in Tralee

Tralee offers accommodations in both its historical neighborhood, which boasts 18th-century architecture, and its more contemporary quarters. To experience Tralee's traditional charm, stay along Denny Street, located in the oldest part of town. Here plenty of hotels and hostels cater to different types of travelers. If you prefer more modern lodging, head south of the Mall. The town can be navigated completely on foot, so wherever you stay, you will be able to take in the sights. Like many destinations on the western coast, Tralee also offers a few spa options for more luxurious getaways.
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