8,000 years of history excitingly captured

Clare is a remarkable county and the story of its people, which stretches back over 8,000 years, is excitingly captured at the Riches of Clare exhibition at the Clare Museum. Located in the beautifully restored former Convent of Mercy building, the exhibits are displayed using themes of earth, power, faith and water.

Over 400 Clare artefacts on loan from the National Museum of Ireland can be seen. Together with other local collections, artwork, audio-visual and interactive experiences, and images, provide an exciting glimpse into Clare’s history.

  • Archaeological finds from Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
  • The chance to learn about the history of emigration from Clare
  • Links between County Clare and the Spanish Armada
  • A large collection of objects on loan from the National Museum of Ireland
  • Fascinating audio-visual presentations

Open Year Round

Open Tuesday to Saturday, October to May
Open Monday to Saturday, June to September
Closed Sundays and Bank Holiday Weekends


Admission Prices:

Admission is FREE

Useful Information

Check out the range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Free information guide available in French, German, Italian, Irish and Polish.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: No dining on-site but there are numerous restaurants and cafés nearby.

PARKING: Paid car parking is available within 100m of the attraction. Free coach parking is available nearby at Ennis Coach Park.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

TOURS: Guided tours are available upon request.

GROUPS: Large groups should book in advance of arrival.

Getting There

Clare Museum is located in the heart of Ennis, just off O’Connell Square and adjacent to the Temple Gate Hotel.

Map Location: 52.844098, -8.981467
Contact Clare Museum

Arthur’s Row, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Eircode: V95 EC92
T: +353 (0)65 682 3382
W: claremuseum.ie
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