Description

The Museum is closed currently and will reopen in its new location at the Peace Campus in early 2024. Please check our Facebook Page for news. Facebook

Monaghan County Museum opened its doors to the public in 1974 becoming the first full time professionally staffed local authority museum in the country. For over forty years the museum staff have worked to promote the cultural diversity and historical richness of the region and to bring that diversity and richness to as wide an audience as possible.

The museum’s extensive collection covers the history of the county from the end of the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago all the way to modern day. Its continued commitment to provide a quality service has been rewarded on a number of occasions. In 1980 the museum won the Council of Europe Prize for excellence in community involvement, Monaghan County Museum remains the only Irish museum to have ever won this award. The professionalism of the museum staff has seen this highly respected service receive awards for Best Collections Care in 1993 and again in 2004 under the Irish Museum of the Year Awards.

In 2008 Monaghan County Museum lead the way again by becoming the first Local Authority Museum in the country to achieve full accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. This list of prestigious awards confirms the Museum’s standing as one of the premier cultural attractions in the country.

Web : www.monaghan.ie/museum or follow us on Facebook

Look Out For

The Museum hosts a year long programme of events from temporary exhibitions based on the history and heritage of the regions to family fun days. For full details check out the museum website or follow the museum on Facebook

Facilities

Interactive displays and Open Access Points encourage visitors to touch and feel objects so as to get a closer connection to history. Guided tours of the museum’s incredible collection are available but please book ahead.

Opening Times
The Museum is closed currently and will reopen in its new location at the Peace Campus in early 2024. Please check our Facebook Page for news. Facebook

Admission charges
Free

Location
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