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The Irish American Heritage Museum

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Address: 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2973
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+1 518-427-1916
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

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We were in Albany for a day and found this place. It is very quaint little exhibit and library depicting Irish American heritage. The current exhibit discussed the history of... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Thomas M
Montgomery, New York
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Montgomery, New York
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Albany for a day and found this place. It is very quaint little exhibit and library depicting Irish American heritage. The current exhibit discussed the history of the Erie Canal. Wonderful way to spend an hour or so.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had a groupon deal for admission into the museum. We arrived about 1pm on Sun, March 12. The sign in the window said it was open from 12-4. It wasn't. I would suggest calling before heading out to make sure it is open. We ended up going to the NYS Museum instead which we love!

Thank vermontsojourneys
Augusta, GA
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is just a small museum, but it had a great photography exhibit the day we stopped in, and the woman who worked there was incredibly friendly and informative. This is a local treasure for Irish people as well as non-Irish who might enjoy Irish folk music, dancing, readings, plays, etc. There is also a library there where you can... More 

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I regularly visit the museum on the first Friday of the month for storytelling by some very good seanachaie. But there are other programs offered at times like thev3 hour workshop on NY first Irish governor-Martin H. Glynn. I frequently check the website to find out what's happening like the annual Irish Soda Bread Competition. There is a nice little... More 

Thank Tom C
Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

There are only one or two exhibits here but the host was very friendly and helpful. The exhibits were on Saratoga and the Women of the Rising - women who were somehow involved in the 1916 Easter Uprising in Dublin. It was an hour - no more.

Thank dmount2001
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wanted to visit on a Sunday after a wedding and hours stated were 12noon to 4pm. Went at 1pm, but it was not open, returned later to find still not open. Very disappointed!

Thank mcgon
Valatie, New York
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Informative. Lost of pictures and detailed information on immigration and how they helped form our modern communjty.

Thank 427keith
Upstate NY
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a very welcoming, small museum with interesting posters and displays on Irish history. It has a nice selection of gift shop items. They also offer Irish movies (with that great Irish humor) and musical events and talks. It's a worthwhile museum to check out.

Thank MarthaJulia
East Moriches, New York
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

During our stay in Albany, we took a quick detour into The Irish American Heritage Museum. Fantastic artwork, rich with Irish history, and a beautiful selection of Irish jewelry for sale at very reasonable prices. We were glad we stopped by.

Thank Laura H
Lewiston, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

The Irish American Heritage Museum is especially appealing the week before St. Patrick's Day when I visited. They have a very interesting art collection of Michael Augustine Power O"Malley through March 2nd, along with a very fascinating research library with some great picture books of Ireland. Will attend a lecture tonight on Irish Genealogy 101 which should be very enlightening... More 

Thank Moomus

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