Athy Shackleton Museum

Ernest Shackleton
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Athy Heritage Centre-Museum has the only permanent exhibition anywhere devoted to Shackleton.

Its highlights include an original sledge and harness from one of his Antartic expeditions, a 15 foot model of Shackleton's ship 'Endurance' and an audio visual display featuring original film footage of his 1914-1916 expedition.

The Heritage Centre hosts an annual Ernest Shackleton Autumn School over the October bank holiday weekend.

Athy is one of Irelands designated heritage towns.


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
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