A small group of school children sit facing a teacher in the Museum's long-term exhibition

Museum Volunteer Caitriona O'Sullivan and a group of local school children.

Learn about our Collections

For researchers, historians, students, and learners of any age, there are many ways to find out more about the collections of Clare Museum.

The collections link to many strands of both the primary and secondary curricula, and can be explored online, or on a visit to the Museum.

Explore online

Visit the Museum

Clare Museum is free to visit and welcomes many school groups from Clare and further afield. Around 500 of the collections’ objects are on display in the Museum’s exhibitions.

School groups should contact us to book in advance.

Tips for teachers:

  • We recommend allowing at least one hour for a visit. The Museum is self-guided.
  • School groups can book a space for eating lunch, if available. No food is allowed in the exhibition areas.
  • Friars Walk car park and coach park are next to the Museum. Find out more about coach parking in Friars Walk (PDF document).
  • The Museum has a lift and can provide two wheelchairs on request.
  • Activity sheets are available.
  • Tá eolas ar fáil i nGaeilge.