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Clare Museum
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Clare Museum tells the history of the county over a period of 6,000 years using authentic artefacts, colourful text panels and audio-visual presentations.

The Riches of Clare exhibition is divided into the themes of Earth, Power, Faith, Water and Energy and includes a large collection of objects on loan from the National Museum of Ireland making a visit to Clare Museum an essential introduction whole county. 

Admission is free with ample car parking and free coach parking beside the museum. 

Highlights include:
  • Archaeological finds from Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
  • The chance to learn about the history of emigration from Clare
  • Links between County Clare and the Spanish Armada
  • A large collection of object on loan from the National Museum of Ireland
  • Fascinating audio-visual presentations

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

In the interest of preventing the further spread of COVID-19, Clare Museum will remain closed until further notice.

June - September
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:30

October - May
Tuesday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:30

Closed for lunch daily between 13:00 and 14:00

Contact Details

Clare Museum,
Arthur's Row, Ennis, Co. Clare

T: +353 (0) 65 682 3382
W: www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/

Closed: Sundays, Bank Holiday Saturdays & Mondays and from December 24 to January 1 

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

Approx Visit Duration: 40 to 60 minutes


Admission Prices 2020

Admission is free


Other Useful Information

Free information guide available in French, German, Italian, Irish and Polish.

No dining on-site but there are numerous restaurants and cafés nearby.

Paid car parking is available within 100m of the attraction. Free coach parking is available nearby at Ennis Coach Park.  Details can be found here: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/visit/Friar'sWalk_CPK_A5Brochure_FIN_s.pdf

The museum is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Guided tours are available upon request.

Large groups should book in advance of arrival. 


  • Acheived Museum Standards Programme Interim Accreditation 2015
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015


Map Location

Clare Museum is located in the heart of Ennis, just off O’Connell Square and adjacent to the Temple Gate Hotel. 

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