Museums in Kildare
Museum Of Style Icons
The Museum is located in the Newbridge Visitor Centre showcasing numerous artefacts from stars of Hollywood, music & royalty including Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, Michael Flatley, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles & many more. The best part about this attraction is that is completely FREE!!! Also if you stay with us here at The Manor we will give you a discount card which can be used at the Newbridge Silverware Showrooms
Sun & Public Holidays 11am-6pm
Curragh Military Camp
The Curragh Military Museum is situated on the Curragh Plain in Co Kildare which has been the scene of military activities for centuries. The first military camp was built in 1855 to help prepare the British Troops for the Crimean War. This was then taken over by the Irish Forces on 16th May 1922. To this day the camp plays an important role in preparing the defence forces personnel for service at home & overseas.
The musuem captures many aspects of it's history over the years. Follow the presence of the British on the Curragh from 1800s to 1922. Follow the history from when the Camp was handed to the Irish National Army to the present day.
There is a wonderful collection of weapons which were donated by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty in the 1950s.
Artefacts are also included in one of the collections the museum has from the Boer War to Irish Independence in 1922 such as German Mauser & British Lee-Enfield Rifles which were used in the First World War. There is also a panel commemorating the seven republican prisoners which were executed in the Curragh during the civil war.
The museum is dedicated to all military personnel & civilians who have served on The Curragh & hope that visitors will gain a better understanding of the heritage of this site.
The Museum is open:
Monday-Wednesday 10am-1pm, 3pm-5pm
Thursday - 2pm-8pm
Sunday - 2pm-5pm
Friday, Saturday & Bank Holidays the museum is closed