We are delighted to announce we will be reopening the Museum on Wednesday 8th July 2020.

Following the new guidelines, we will be operating with some change so please bare  with us!

We are  advising visitors  to book in advance to save disappointment you can do so by

Phone: 059 8633075 

Email: info@shackletonmuseum.com   

or through Eventbrite

Tour Booking Timeslots:  

Wednesday – Friday 

  • 10.30am-11.30am & 
  • 11.45am- 12.45 pm  & 
  • 2.15pm-3.15pm  & 
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm.


Available on request. 


Contactless payment is preferred, and customers must be willing to give contact details when booking due to contact tracing.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors again to our Museum and we thank you all for your continued support throughout these testing times! See you all very soon!

One feels ‘the dearth of human words, the roughness of mortal speech’ in trying to describe things intangible.”

– Ernest Shackleton.

A  Podcast Series


Dr. Juliana Adelman, Assistant Professor of History at Dublin City University, has combined with the Shackleton Committee in Athy, Co; Kildare to produce a series of short podcasts which relate  Shackleton’s experiences to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.


For more information about the Podcast and were the series is available for download please follow this link. 


The full series is now available.



Athy Heritage Centre Museum- Shackleton Museum presents the 20th Annual Shackleton Autumn School, an action-packed weekend. ‘The Polar Event Of The Year’, provides a forum for discussion and debate on polar exploration and the presentation of artistic works relevant to Polar Exploration.

The event of the year that commemorates the South Kildare Polar explorer in the county of his birth, with a series of lectures, film, drama, annual dinner, exhibition, book launch and tour.

Tickets available from Eventbrite


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


Temporary Covid-19 Opening Hours

We are advising visitors to book in advance to save disappointment you can do so by

Phone: 059 8633075

Email: info@shackletonmuseum.com

or through Eventbrite

Tour Booking Timeslots:

  • Wednesday-Friday
  • 10:30 am- 11:30 am &
  • 11:45am-12:45pm &
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm &
  • 3:30-4:30
  • Weekends
  • Available on request


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