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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is an interactive audio-visual experience that highlights the history of the castle, the town and the people of Athlone.

Reopened in 2012 following extensive renovations, the Athlone Castle Visitor Centre features eight exhibition rooms that tell the history of Athlone from pre-historic settlement right through the Siege of 1691 and onto more modern times.

There are areas to dress up in period costumes, try to ‘Capture the Castle’ on one of the interactive games, test your strength on some weapons and much more. Get hands-on at Athlone Castle while also reading and hearing about the rich history of the town, its environs and the people who have lived here.

Highlights include:
  • Rich collection of artefacts relevant to Athlone
  • 360 degree cinema of the violent Siege of Athlone 1691
  • Dress-up areas and interactive games
  • Giant chess set outside (seasonal)
  • Stunning views of Athlone town and River Shannon

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

September - October & March - May
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays 12 noon - 17:00

November - February
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12 noon - 17:00

June - August
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays 12 noon - 18:00

Contact Details

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre,
Castle Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath  

T: +353 (0) 90 644 2130

Closed: December 24 to 26 and January 1 

Last admission: 1 hour before closing 

Approx. visit duration: 60 to 75 minutes


Admission Prices 2016

Adult: €8.00
Senior (aged 65+): €6.00
Student (with valid ID): €6.00
Child (aged 5-15): €4.00
Toddlers: (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): €20.00


Other Useful Information

Guided tours and audio guides available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. 

On-site cafe serving speciality coffee, teas, cold drinks and light snacks. Seating for 16 indoors, and 16 outdoors. Picnic area also available. 

Gift shop selling gifts, souvenirs and branded Athlone Castle merchandise.

Paid off-site car parking available nearby in St. Peter’s Square, Castle Street, O’ Connell Street and Bastion Street. Free coach parking on-site.

Partially accessible with accessible toilets.

Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.

Free Wi-Fi available.


  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and 2015


Map Location

Athlone town is located on the main M6 motorway between Dublin & Galway and is approx. 132km from Dublin Airport. Athone Castle is a 15 minute walk from the bus and train stations. 

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