Carlow County Museum gives a snapshot of the wonderful history and heritage of the county by bringing to life the story of Carlow’s development through the ages. View the famous and magnificent 19th century hand carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral. The pulpit has been included in the Irish Times newspaper list “A History of Ireland in 100 Objects”, these are the top one hundred objects related to Irish history to view in our museums and galleries around Ireland. Also on view is the original gallows trapdoor from the Carlow Gaol from which Lucinda Sly was executed in 1835 for murdering her husband; see the smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, of the 7th US Calvary who was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn; read about the great 19th century scientist John Tyndall whose discoveries still have an impact today and who was the first person to discover the greenhouse effect.
Tourist and Visitors, Things to do
Opening TimesSeptember to May
Mon to Sat 10am - 4:30pm
June to August
Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 2 pm to 4.30 pm
College Street Carlow