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- Opening Times: September to May: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm June to August: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to 4.30pm
Carlow County MuseumCarlow Carlow - Ireland South
The Carlow County Museum is the last piece in the towns Cultural Quarter. The Museum is housed in the fully restored 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 will be the original pulpit from the Cathedral. We have the original gallows from the Carlow Gaol, which will be part of our law and order exhibit. As part of our Science exhibition we will have artifacts on display from the great 19th Scientist John Tyndall who was the first man to discover the greenhouse effect, and is widely known as the father of fibre optics. The Museum is a fantastic representation of Carlow History and the exhibits are so varied that there most definitely something for everyone. Museum Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm September to May Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm June - August Sundays & Banks Holidays 2.00pm - 4.30pm June – August The new development of the Museum involved the restoration of the former Presentation Convent on College Street, Carlow Town. The building is in a prime town centre location and is part of a complex that already houses the County Library, Archive and the Tourist Office.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)59 913 1554
Fax:+353 (0)59 914 2249
Address: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Co Carlow, Republic of Ireland