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Carlow County Museum

  • Carlow
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Discover a true local gem and visit the lovely Carlow County Museum; it’s located right at the heart of Carlow's Cultural Quarter. Comprised of 4 galleries, the museum is fun, educational and it’s the perfect size for kids to explore without getting bored.

From a 340-million-year-old fossilized squid, to the smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn; to a whole exhibition on the Carlow-trained monk turned Patron Saint of Luxembourg - there’s plenty of fascinating local history to be discovered. Best of all, admission is completely free!

Young history lovers will find your visit much more exciting once they have the Carlow County Museum Detective Quiz in their hands. Looking for clues will tie the whole experience together in a nice adventurous bow!

  • Great opportunity to learn about the past
  • Museum detective quiz for kids
  • Admission is free

Opening hours

June – August: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 Sundays & Bank Holidays: 14:00 - 16:30
September – May: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:30

Last Entry

1 hour before closing



Travel & Contact Information


College Street, Carlow, County Carlow, R93 E3T2, null

Phone number

0599 131554



Click here to visit Carlow County Museum's website.


The museum is located just off the town's main street and is entered through the tourist office

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Carlow County Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

Yes, Carlow County Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Carlow County Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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