Book your visit to the Shackleton Museum today

Booking Recommended. Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm, on Weekends at request


Please email or call to book your visit:
Call: +353 (0)59 8633075

The Museum Mission Statement

To protect and preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Athy and its historical hinterland by collecting, interpreting and exhibiting documents and artefacts of cultural and historical interest relevant to the area and in particular to the people of Athy and District and to our visitors

Visit the Shackleton Museum in Athy

Book Your Visit

Booking is recommended in order to visit the Shackleton Museum and Athy Heritage Centre. Ready to book your visit? Please email or call to book your visit:


Visiting as a group? We offer a number of museum tours and the local area discovery walks. These include tours for school groups, team building experiences and walking packages with the option of food and accommodation.


How to Contact Us

To contact the museum please call +353 (0)59 8633075. We are open Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

You can also email:

How to Get There

Opening Times:

Booking Essential
Open Monday to Friday, 10am- 5pm
And 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.


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!

Virtual Shackleton Museum Tour

Don’t have the opportunity to visit in person? Wondering what’s in store when you do? Take a virtual tour of the Shackleton Museum!