Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, Athlone

4.2
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in County Westmeath
A visit to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre transports visitors back to the 13th century, a time of brave knights and fair ladies. The setting for many decisive battles over the centuries, the castle underwent a major renovation in 2012 and now includes a number of modern exhibit spaces designed to provide visitors with an interactive experience. The innovative displays encourage your to engage with history as you move through each room and learn about the area's tumultuous history. The highlight of the castle remains the siege exhibit, located in the upper keep's circular gallery. Audio guides area available in several languages. You can also take a guided tour with prior arrangement. Put Athlone Castle Visitor Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athlone trip itinerary planner.
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  • Slightly different from your normally castle, this was very modern. There was plenty of interactive experiences while you learn about the history. Great views over the Shannon River.  more »
  • If you’re interested in the history of Athlone, specifically the Siege of Athlone in 1690-1691 then it is a must-see. Tickets can be purchased online or in the visitors centre and then there are...  more »
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  • Very impressed! A surprising amount of interactive features to occupy my 6yo. Great audio guide content, but would have liked the ability to rewind it. Enjoyed the sculptures of important figures made out of unconventional materials. The Athlone timeline had some cool quotes. Unfortunately the 360 movie was out of service, but it sounded really cool.
  • Super tourist site. Was here for heritage week and admission was free the day I was there. ( Wed) Opted to walk through at my own pace. Well thought out museum. Loved the interactive parts especially. Both my parents were born and raised in Athlone and I hadn't been to the castle I many years. Highly recommend a visit.
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