Clare Museum tells the history of the county over a period of 6,000 years using authentic artefacts, colourful text panels and audio-visual presentations

The Riches of Clare exhibition is divided into the themes of Earth, Power, Faith, Water and Energy and includes a large collection of objects on loan from the National Museum of Ireland making a visit to Clare Museum an essential introduction to the whole county.

Admission is free with ample car parking and free coach parking beside the museum.

  • 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

June to September: Monday to Saturday 09:30-17:30
October to May: Tuesday to Saturday 09:30-17:30

Closed for lunch daily between 13:00 and 14:00

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Visit duration: 40 to 60 minutes
Closed: Sundays, Bank Holiday Saturdays & Mondays and from December 24 to January 1


Admission Prices 2020

Admission is FREE

Useful Information

Check out their 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. Details can be found here:

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

TOURS: Guided tours are available upon request.

GROUPS: Large groups should book in advance of arrival.


  • Acheived Museum Standards Programme Interim Accreditation 2015
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
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 – The Riches of Clare

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

Eircode: V95 EC92
T: +353 (0)65 682 3382

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