Located in Carlow’s Cultural Quarter, just off the town’s main street, and entered through Carlow Tourist Office. Four galleries house hundreds of items on display including: the magnificent six-meter 19th century hand carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral, which is among the top 100 objects to view in an Irish museum; the original gallows trapdoor from the Carlow Gaol; the wooden smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh who was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876; items from John Tyndall, Carlow’s 19th century scientist who discovered the greenhouse effect; Kevin Barry’s last cigarette before he was executed in 1920 at the age of 18 for his role in the Irish War of Independence; and a 340 million year old fossilised squid.
Open Year Round
February to May & September to November
Mon – Sat 10:00-16:30h
June to August
Mon – Sat 10:00-17:00h
Sun & B/Hols 14:00-16:30h
December to January
Mon – Fri 10:00-16:30h
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Admission is FREE
Parking for cars in the nearby car parks.
Parking for coaches in either the Bus Park on Barrack Street or in the Visual Arts Centre car park.
Located just off Tullow Street (main Street) sharing the same building as Carlow Library and directly next door to Carlow Cathedral
College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
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