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Carlow County Museum


The Museum is a fantastic representation of Carlow‘s history and the exhibits are so varied that there is most definitely something for everyone. On display is the original gallows from the Carlow Gaol along with artifacts from the great 19th century scientist John Tyndall who was the first man to discover the greenhouse effect; archaeological finds from the Carlow By-pass which opened in 2008 and a display on the Carlow Sugar Factory. The new Museum is housed in the fully restored former Presentation Sisters Convent; the Museum contains many of the original features of the Convent including the original altar and gold leaf ceiling which are both part of Carlow history and breathtaking to look at. Central to the religious exhibition is the 19th century pulpit from Carlow Cathedral which has been included in the Irish Times newspaper series ‘Ireland in 100 Objects’. The Museum is in a prime town centre location and is part of a complex that already houses the County Library, Archive and the Tourist Office. The Museum is part of the towns Cultural Quarter. Admission is Free. Guided tours for pre-booked groups (10 +). Museum Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm from September to May; Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm from June to August; Sundays & Banks Holidays 2.00pm - 4.30pm for June to August. (Last admission half an hour before closing)Visit our blog: http://carlowcountymuseumblog.wordpress.com


Location: Barrow Navigation

Activity Type: Walking

Business Type: Places to Visit | Places to Shop

Address: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Co Carlow

Phone: 00353 59 913 1554

Email: museum@carlowcoco.ie

Website: http://www.carlow.ie/all-council-services/carlow-county-museum

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarlowCountyMuseum

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarlowCountyMus


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