The Museum is located in the heart of the town with many amenities at your feet.


Parking is available in front and behind the museum and is a pay by meter system.

Coach parking is also available.

Bus :

Museum is within two-minute walk from town central bus stop

Train Station:

Museum is within a five-minute walk from the Athy Train Station

Cafe & Restaurant

Various cafe’s & restaurant’s available just on our doorstep.

Picnic Area

Picnic area available with scenic views by the river Barrow.

Picture Opportunities

Why not take a selfie with Sir Ernest Shackleton himself, our very own Lifesize statue of the great Antarctic explorer is available for a picture perfect opportunity.