BBC 20th Century Icon Explorer Winner Ernest Shackleton

    January 11, 2019

    BBC 20th Century Icon Explorer Winner Ernest Shackleton The BBC ICONS competition asked you  to assess the achievements of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures – men and women who helped shape our world today. Ernest Shackleton was awarded the prize of Explorers Icon. Explorers described by BBC ‘ pushed the boundaries of […]

    Exploring Shackleton Exhibition

    January 11, 2019

      Exploring Shackleton Exhibition Running until March 1st 2019 This amazing two floor picturesque exhibition celebrates the 2014-2017, Centenary of Ernest H. Shackleton’s Imperial Tran-Antarctic Expedition. The anniversary will be celebrated through a number of new expeditions, exhibition’s, publications and documentaries. The exhibition is on loan to the Athy Heritage Centre, Shackleton museum in Athy […]


    November 21, 2018

    Work is progressing on the exciting new plans for the Shackleton Museum. Download the pdf for more details Shackleton Museum Brochure 594x297mmV9Final

    Exploring Shackleton Exhibition

    November 16, 2018


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


  • Monday - Friday
  • 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 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