Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, Ventry

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Celtic and Prehistoric Museum offers a different kind of historical experience, with collections dating back thousands of years. Harris Moore founded this private museum about 10 years ago and filled six rooms with fascinating artifacts, including objects from the Jurassic, Stone and Bronze Ages, as well as the Celtic and Viking eras. You have the chance to see the only intact wooly mammoth skull in Ireland, with its tusks still attached, as well as a complete baby dinosaur skeleton, a large nest of dinosaur eggs, and a cave bear skeleton. Make Celtic and Prehistoric Museum a centerpiece of your Ventry vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ventry travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This very small museum has some fascinating fossils and stones from prehistoric times. The museum has each item well displayed and detailed information about each. There is a gift shop for purchasing ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This museum is like no other it is so nicely laid out and there is a tranquility to it that is just wonderful. The Wooly Mammoth head is amazing to see and again the setting among cave paintings and g...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    The museum is in what seems to be the proprietor's own house. He was extremely casual - after collecting our money and briefly explaining the layout he disappeared into the private section of the hous...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    What a lovely surprise. Small but very interesting collection. Great value for money.
  • October 31, 2016
    This was unexpected and really interesting. They have a full woolly mammoth scull that you can touch. A really nice place to stop. I got a Roman coin from the time of Claudius.
  • September 1, 2016
    A brilliant personal collection of artefacts from pre Stone Age to Bronze Age from all over the world. Really interesting and well presented. The mammoth skull is worth the money itself! Excellent shop too.
  • January 24, 2017
    Interesting place. Really worth to visit.
  • August 3, 2016
    I was first there 3 years ago, and was simply amazed at the collection. This is the work of a passionate couple who just love history and collecting it. Don't miss it.

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