“Quest – Shackleton’s Last Expedition”

The exhibition focuses on Sir Ernest

Shackleton’s final expedition to the Antarctic.

The exhibition is complemented by artefacts

from the Museum’s own and private collections .

Running until 28th April 2019



    Annual Christmas Hamper Raffle

    December 4, 2019

    Book Launch

    November 27, 2019

    You are Invited to the launch of “Eye on Athy’s Past” Vol 4 by Frank Taaffe on Tuesdsay 3rd December at 8pm in Athy Heritage Centre Shackleton Museum.


    September 3, 2019

    PDF of Programme Friday 25th October ‘A Master Class with a Master Sculptor’ Athy Heritage Centre – Museum 11.00am Sculptor Mark Richards who created Athy’s acclaimed Shackleton statue will conduct a workshop with Leaving Certificate Art students from Athy Community College and Ardscoil Na Trionóide. Official Opening & Exhibition Launch 7.30pm Opening & Exhibition Launch […]

    War of Independence Exhibition

    August 13, 2019

    OPEN INVITATION —————————————————————————————————————————————- Kildare and the War of Independence Exhibition official opening on Tuesday 20th of August at 7 pm in Athy Heritage Centre Shackleton Museum. The exhibition will be on display until Friday 11th of October 2019.  Group bookings contact: 059 8633075


  • For more information contact the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum at the address or email below.
  • Enquiries: contact Margaret Walsh at: 00353 59 8633075
  • athyheritage@eircom.net
  • Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare.


  • Monday - Friday
  • 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
  • Sunday
  • 12 noon - 4pm
  • Saturday Opening - June to February
  • 12 noon - 4pm
  • Open out of hours on request
  • For Guided Tours please book in advance


  • Adults €5.00
  • Students/Senior Citizens: €3.00
  • Child €3.00
  • Family Ticket €12.00