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Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Small in size but large in Ireland's prehistoric history

You can easily drive buy the museum if your not attentive. My wife and I found it very interesting... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
James M
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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
Pleasant suprise

Our Airbnb host suggested we might enjoy this place and she was right. Filled with some of the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
BostonJandP
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Boston
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Slea Head Drive | Kilvicadownig, Ventry, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

You can easily drive buy the museum if your not attentive. My wife and I found it very interesting with the collection of artifacts. It was particularly interesting when we chatted with the curator who was actually an American who's been curator for the past...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Our Airbnb host suggested we might enjoy this place and she was right. Filled with some of the most unusual artifacts from the bronze age. A huge skeletal head from a mastodon recovered by fishermen in the North Sea. Very fascinating and worth the 5...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This museum resonated with my deepest inklings regarding antiquity, the nature of the divine feminine, and much more. Though small, it is well worth stopping by, if you are interested in relics that jolt one's collective memory of our connection with all of life. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jane l
celticmuseum, Owner at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks, Jane...hope to see you again sometime. Happy Trails!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Yeah it's 5 euro and it isn't huge but it is very interesting and well worth stopping for. There are many great places to stop and to be able to see artifacts from so long ago was worth the price of admission. "Millie" the wool...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was a wonderful surprise we happened upon on our Slea Head drive. Really interesting museum and excellent gift shop!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank worldtrek55
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This little place is a privately owned collection of artifacts from the stone, iron, and bronze ages. It is quite a collection. There is a fee, but worth the price. There is also a gift shop with some of the jewelry made on-site.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank S1974SJlaurad
Reviewed 25 September 2018

My husband read about this place online, so we decided to stop in when we approached on the Slea Head Drive. Glad we did! Admission was cheap, 5 Euro each, and we largely had the place--contained in the owner's private home, we were given to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aidanboleyn
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

€5 to enter this very small and insubstantial collection of ‘Celtic’ artefacts is excessive. There is so much to see and marvel at on the Dingle peninsula that should make the traveller swiftly pass by this tourist attraction. The wonderful Blasket Centre a few miles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spursdad
celticmuseum, Owner at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

To say that the collection is "insubstantial" hits a new top score on our absurd-o-meter. If you had ANY idea of the rarity,quality, and importance of the objects in this building, the expense, energy, and 30 years it took to gather this collection together...nevermind, why...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Having visited this museum I find some of the negative reviews interesting - it's all about expectations. It's a small museum which is reflective of the small cost to get in. From my perspective it was a little treasure trove with a good array of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GAB056
celticmuseum, Owner at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 4 August 2018

I saw this on the side of the road and with the term "Celtic" in the name, I thought I would learn lots about the Celts. It's just a home that's had part of it turned into a museum with stuff that I could see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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celticmuseum, Owner at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

I am sorry you didn't appreciate this museum. It is called the "Celtic and PREHISTORIC Museum" and it does what it says on the tin. The collection consists of 6 rooms containing Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic), Bronze Age, Celtic, Migration Period (Saxon, Goth,...More

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