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The Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

The Celtic and Prehistoric Museum was founded ten years ago and has grown to become one of the foremost resources for pre-history in Ireland. Its large collection of artefacts, dating from 500 million years ago until the middle ages, have enthralled visitors making the museum one of the most popular venues in the area. The museum's seven rooms of history take you on a tour of our past. Starting with prehistoric fossils you are guided through the stone age with its goddess figurines, the bronze age full of exquisite jewellery and the iron age complete with weaponry. The Celtic and Prehistoric Museum has Ireland’s only intact woolly mammoth skull, with its tusks still attached, but also the only complete dinosaur skeleton (of a baby dinosaur), a large nest of dinosaur eggs and a cave bear skeleton. Also on display are tools, weapons and other artefacts from the Jurassic, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Celtic and Viking eras as well as an outstanding collection of Celtic jewellery. There is a shop selling jewellery, fossils, crafts, antiques and other unusual gifts.

Ceann Trá/ Ventry