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The main gallery
The main gallery

The museum contains a bi-lingual (Irish and English) exhibition, interpreting many aspects of the rich archaeological resource of the peninsula, and also of the exciting historical events and personages that have coloured the area's past. Aspects of the natural heritage are also covered. The exhibition covers the Geology of the area, a selection of locally-found Seashells, Prehistory (from Mesolithic to Iron Age), the Early Christian period, the Medieval Period and Modern times.
The display is enhanced by three touch-screen exhibitions; one on the Ogham Stones of the area, another on the Early Christian period and our newest exhibition, a touch-screen display encouraging you to learn a few words of the Irish language. The first two were grant-aided by the Heritage Council, and the third by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, under the 2013 Scheme to Assist Local and Regional Museums, for which we are grateful.

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NEW INTERACTIVE FOR 2014!

Thanks to a generours grant from the 2013 Scheme to assist Local and Regional Museums, operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, we have developed, using the expertise of Fios Feasa, we have developed a new touch-screen exhibit which encourages you to learn a few words of the Irish language through song, proverbs, colours, numbers etc., and also gives a short history of the language and introduces words that have come into Irish from other languages. Be sure to give it a try when you come to visit! Even if you have some Irish, you will be sure to learn something new!

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Some screenshots from the new touchscreen exhibition

A NEW EXHIBITION LAUNCHED IN 2012

In 2012 we launched a brand-new exhibiton on the Whales and Dolphins around the Dingle Peninsula. This exhibition was prepared with generous funding from the Heritage Council and consists of a series of full-colour bilingual panels showing these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. The principal advisor on this exhbition was Nick Massett of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), whose wonderful photos are used in the new display (see News). (Unfortunately, there may be periods during some week-day mornings when this exhibition area will be closed due to other activities taking place in the museum).

Other travelling and temporary exhibitions are also on display from time to time.

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Some of the panels in our Whale and Dolphin Exhibition

Come and see our 'boiler' or soup pot, dating from the time of the Great Famine (1845-1850). It is one of the largest ever to have been used in Ireland, showing how badly this area was affected by the Great Hunger.

Soup Pot

Bain taitneamh as do thuras!
WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR VISIT!