Public Museums

Local authorities may provide and manage museums to exhibit objects which show the history of the locality and its people and preserve them for future generations.

Carlow County Museum is a not for profit institution that collects, safeguards, holds in trust, researches, develops and interprets collections of original objects and original objects on loan from County Carlow and its people for the public benefit where they can find inspiration. 

  • Carlow County Museum is operated by Carlow County Council in partnership with the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS)

  • Carlow County Museum has been awarded Interim Accreditation as part of the Heritage Council’s Museums Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI)
    Carlow County Museum is a Designated Museum by the National Museum of Ireland

  • Carlow County Museum is a member of the Local Authority Museums’ Network (LAMN)