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Welcome to Donegal County Museum


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Donegal County Museum is open to visit.

  We have worked hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable visitor experience.  Come and visit our lastest temporart exhibition – ‘The Railways of County Donegal’.


Admission is Free


In order to ensure a safe visit please note:


  • It is mandatory to wear face coverings inside Donegal County Museum
  • Social distancing is in place and all HSE hygiene and cleaning advice will be strictly adhered to. Sanitisation units are available throughout  the Museum.
  • Please follow the new safety signage in place; we want you to enjoy your visit.
  • Booking is required for groups of 5 or more.
  • On Saturdays, only our exhibition in the ground floor gallery is open.
  • We are restricting the number of visitors to the Museum – 15 in the ground floor gallery and 15 in our first floor gallery.  The length of time for a visit may be limited if we are at maximum capacity.


Opening Hours


Monday – Friday: 10:00 - 16:30


Closed for lunch 12.30 – 13.00


Saturday: 13.00 – 16.30 (restricted to ground floor gallery only)


Closed on Bank and Public Holidays



Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of Letterkenny Workhouse, which opened in 1845. The Museum houses a substantial collection of artefacts relating to the history and heritage of County Donegal.


The first floor exhibition tells the story of Donegal from Prehistory to the Twentieth Century. Temporary exhibitions covering a wide range of topics are held in the ground floor gallery throughout the year, with something to suit all ages and interests.


An event and education programme runs throughout the year on a wide variety of themes and topics. 


The role of Donegal County Museum is to collect, record, preserve, communicate and display for the use and enjoyment of the widest community possible, the material evidence and associated information of the history of  County Donegal.


We hope you will discover the varied history and heritage of County Donegal.


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