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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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delightful small museum

A model for how these things should be done: this was informative, very well displayed - and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lewes, United Kingdom
Humbling exposition of hard work

A really beautiful restoration and change of use for the old Methodist chapel in Allihies. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and the enormous effects of this industry on the people and landscape. A cafe and gift shop beside the museum open in the summer months. The surrounding landscape is stunning, with beach, river, mountains and several great pubs with good food and live traditional music!
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Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A model for how these things should be done: this was informative, very well displayed - and a perfect choice for a very wet afternoon. Café pretty good too.

Thank wattnot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really beautiful restoration and change of use for the old Methodist chapel in Allihies. The chapel was built for the spiritual needs of immigrant Cornish mine workers who worked these copper mines alongside the locals from Beara. What struck me most was the production...More

Thank PatrickAndBernie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not having known very much about the history of the area, we appreciated learning more about it and it enriched our walk through the surrounding hills. Although it's small, it is well presented and offers insight into the economic and historic significance of the town...More

Thank monicafO459MJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Allihies Copper Mine Museum is an interesting little museum, a converted church. Exhibits provide information about the history of mining in southwest Ireland, both the establishment and the decline. Great history lesson, exhibits well done. Has a nice little cafe on premises.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The information is very interesting to learn about the history and how important copper mining was. However, I would say it needs a bit of modernisation. Parts have been updated and others have not giving a bit of a disjointed feel. The staff/cafe staff were...More

Thank 303lanceh
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Worth a stop to learn more about the local history and realize how difficult life in this area was. Good information about the connections between Beara and Butte, MT.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the recommendation of a fellow lunch diner. It was an interesting view of the copper mining history of the area. Kids didn't find it as interesting. Those folks had a harsh life.

Thank joewS3789KM
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Very interesting as my ancestors were copper miners in Butte MT and from Allihies. Lots of picures and historical information about the local mines.

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here in Summer 2015. Museum itself is very educational. The restaurant itself was expensive, the food was nice but not worth what was being charged! I'd recommend the museum but for food I'd go up the village to the pub for food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in for toasties and wraps and pots of tea. Ten out of ten . Tea refill for free and home made scones are excellent with cream and jam. Definitely call again.

Thank Youghalbeach
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