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, Seashells (recently updated),
Prehistory (from Mesolithic to Iron Age), the Early Christian period,
the Medieval Period and Modern times.
The display is enhanced by two touch-screen exhibitions; one on the
Ogham Stones of the area, the other on the Early Christian period. These
were grant-aided by the Heritage Council, for which we are grateful.
EXHIBITION FOR 2012! (21/2/2012)
are delighted to announce that for the 2012 season (open from Easter
Sunday for a week, and then 7 days a week from June to September), we
will have 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).
travelling and temporary exhibitions are also on display from time to
and see our 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.