Journey into Ireland's Ancient East!

This is a state-of-the-art visitor experience in the civic centre of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Completely re-imagined and redesigned, the new Museum brings Tipperary’s rich hidden history vividly to life through characters, stories and is one of the largest museum collections in Ireland. 

Tipperary Museum’s collection was first founded in the 1940’s and was the first purpose-built Local Authority County Museum in Ireland.

Museum exterior

Expect to be surprised and intrigued by what you find!  Immerse yourself in stories of castles and conquests, courage, superstition, murder and death.  Explore tales of two worlds, from rural life in 19th century Tipperary to the Big Houses on the Suir Valley. Come face to face (literally) with Oliver Cromwell. Learn about one man and his boat and meet a host of heroes from the world of sports and entertainment.  This multi-sensory experience is a must-see on your journey into Ireland’s Ancient East. 

This award-winning Museum is dedicated to education and lifelong learning through engaging inhouse and visiting exhibitions, workshops, schools and community projects. Our mission is to bring our services out to our diverse communities and support cultural programming across Tipperary.

Contact & Bookings

If you wish to book a group tour of Tipperary Museum please contact us at:
052 616 5252
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Admission: Free

Workshops: Booking is required on all workshops
Workshops: €3 - €10
Summer Camps: €50 + per person (depending on materials)
Lecture Series: €5 incl. tea coffee & treat (in person)


Tipperary Museum will continue to use sanitisers throughout our galleries. If you would like to wear a mask while visiting us, you are more than welcome to do so. Your safety is our priority!

Opening Hours

Days Open: Tuesday - Saturday
Summer time: June - Sept, 10am - 5pm. Museum will only close at lunch due to staff shortages.
Pre Booked Sensory Hour: 10am - 11am daily
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays


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