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Tipperary Museum of Hidden History
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A state-of-the-art visitor experience in the centre of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, that brings a rich hidden history vividly to life.   

Tipperary Museum of Hidden History is a state-of-the-art visitor experience in the centre of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. This new Museum brings Tipperary’s rich hidden history vividly to life through characters, stories and one of the largest museum collections in Ireland.  Expect to be surprised and intrigued by what you find!  Immerse yourself in stories of castles and conquests, courage, superstition, murder and death. 

Explore tales of two worlds, from rural life in 19th century Tipperary to the Big Houses on the Suir Valley. Come face to face (literally) with Oliver Cromwell. Learn about one man and his boat and meet a host of heroes from the world of sports and entertainment such as Maurice Davin, Tom Kiely, Lena Rice, Frank Patterson, Mick Delahunty and Tommy O’ Brien.  This multi-sensory experience is a must-see on your journey into Ireland’s Ancient East. 

Clonmel is beautifully situated in the lush green landscapes of Ireland’s Golden Vale, on the banks of the Suir River with the Comeragh Mountains rearing to the south. The town retains much of its original 18th century atmosphere and elegant streetscape with a fascinating history, a vibrant arts and culture calendar, successful festivals, and excellent accommodation and services. 

Tipperary Museum of Hidden History is a designated Museum by the National Museum of Ireland.  

Highlights include:

  • Come face to face with Oliver Cromwell 
  • Hear stories of murders, murderers and innocent men hanged
  • Learn about life in times past 
  • Marvel at one of Ireland’s largest hoards of gold coins
  • Check out some surprising sporting records and explore a world of entertainment 
  • Lie down in the creepy coffin and feel how clammy a body in a suitcase is!

Visitor Information

Open Year-Round 

Opening Hours July to September 2020

Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays

Session 1: 10am -11am
Session 2: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Lunch Closed 1-2pm for Intensive cleaning
Session 3
: 2pm – 3pm
Closing 3.30pm – 5pm for Intensive cleaning

Admission is still free!

Advance Booking & Limited Queuing Entry Only
All visits must be pre-booked in advance by emailing museume@tipperarycoco.ie or call 0761 06 5252

Contact Details

Tipperary Museum of Hidden History
Mick Delahunty Square
Co. Tipperary
E91 Y891

T: +353 (0)761 06 5252
W:  www.hiddenhistory.ie

Last Entry: 30 minutes before closing.

Approx Visit Duration: 60 mins.

Admission Prices 2020

Admission to the Museum is FREE

Other Useful Information

Free paper guides are available in English. Audio guides are availble in English, German, French, Spanish & Irish.

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Paid car and coach parking is available onsite.

Many local cafes are within a two-minute walk of the Museum offering locally sourced produce.

Merchandise themed around Tipperary Museum of Hidden History Collection is available to purchase at reception including cards, postcards, books and posters. 

Group rates available (minimum of 10 people). Pre-booking required.

Map Location

Tipperary Museum of Hidden History is located in the elegant 18th-century town of Clonmel the heart of  Ireland’s Ancient East, an hour or two from most Irish cities. Cork Airport is 100km away, Shannon Airport 105km, Dublin Airport 180km. 

Clonmel is just 26km from the Rock of Cashel, 19kms from Cahir Castle, 26km to Ormond Castle, Carrick  Suir on Suir, 52 km Kilkenny Castle and 45km to Waterford Medieval Museum and Bishops Palace.

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