Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, Ventry

#2 of 15 in Museums in Dingle Peninsula
Celtic and Prehistoric Museum offers a different kind of historical experience, with collections dating back thousands of years. Harris Moore founded this private museum about 10 years ago and filled six rooms with fascinating artifacts, including objects from the Jurassic, Stone and Bronze Ages, as well as the Celtic and Viking eras. You have the chance to see the only intact wooly mammoth skull in Ireland, with its tusks still attached, as well as a complete baby dinosaur skeleton, a large nest of dinosaur eggs, and a cave bear skeleton. Celtic and Prehistoric Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Ventry Edition.
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  • This quaint museum gives you a chance to be up close and personal with the diverse selection of Celtic an prehistoric artifacts. The owner was delightful and knowledgeable and answered all of our ques...  more »
  • Myself and family visited on a misty, wet morning having passed it the day before on our way out to Slea head. The Steneosaurus fossil crocodile over the door was an immediate hook. Although small, th...  more »
  • Highly unexpected, was very surprised to see such excellent skeletons, fossils and other artifacts in such an unassuming place! Some of things could be in a public museum in Paris and still be the center of attention. Truly amazing collection. There was also a focus on getting other local artists to create the exhibitions and the store had lots of stuff from around the area. Very cool. Better if you don't know what to expect and just wander in I reckon.
  • Historically interesting with lots of variation. Owner was engaging, friendly and personable. Particularly enjoyed the fish fossils. Worth the stop and hope to return. Thank you.
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