Athlone Castle Visitor Centre And Museum
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Museum
is a family friendly tourist attraction in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Filled with modern exhibitions, Athlone’s history, people, castle and battles are explored and brought to life. Multimedia displays, impressive illustrations, replica weapons, dress up areas and interactive games entertain big and small kids alike.
The Great Siege of Athlone is discovered through a 360º cinematic experience transporting visitors to the centre of the 1691 battle. The social history of the townspeople is explored through the array of artefacts on display and audio guides accompany visitors through the exhibitions with tales of bitter battles fought in a choice of 7 languages.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is a treat for all ages, with an outdoor giant chess set, medieval tent, picturesque town views and courtyard picnic facilities.