Opening Times

Booking Essential
Wed- Fri 10am- 5pm
On Weekends at request


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.