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.

Date for your diary:

18th Ernest Shackleton Autumn School October Bank Holiday
Fri 26th — Mon 29th October 2018


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
Saturday and Sunday
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