Clare Museum | Featuring the 'Riches of Clare'
The Museum (admission is free) is a wonderful attraction and is simply a 'must do' when visiting the county.
Centrally located in Arthur's Row, a little laneway off the town Square that connects O'Connell Street to the Temple Gate and Friary car parks the museum is just a short walk from all the main streets and hotels.
It houses a superb range of artefacts, images, and interactive displays that tells the story of the 6,000 year history of the county in a spellbinding presentation of the Riches of Clare.
You will be enthralled by the folklore and legends surrounding the colourful characters that shaped the history of the region including the most famous High King of Ireland Brian Boru, who together with inventors John Philip Holland (submarine) and Tom Steele (diving bell) are all names to note.
Important religious sites, castles and burial grounds are described in audio visual format while the fabulous collection of stone axes and other relics recovered by archaeologists enhance the experience in a physical sense.
Learn about Clare's connection with the ill fated Spanish Armada, early agriculture, the powerful clans and the religious settlements that were the foundation stones of present day Clare.
Be prepared to spend at least an hour browsing through the themed sections and allow plenty of time before official closing time to get the most from your museum visit and don't forget the tourist office is in the same building.
October to May from Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
June to September from Monday to Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Museum Phone: 353 65 6823382
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