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The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Great to get to know some history of the area, and Ireland, in a really engaging way.

A genuinely engaging visit to the 1798 centre. Its format brings the history alive and speaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Comprehensive history of Irish Rebellion

For 4 euros (senior price 👍🏻), this small unassuming and surprising museum is very informative... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Pamela A
Wailuku, Hawaii
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One of the great visitor attractions in County Wexford.... Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on the annals of Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Millpark Rd., Enniscorthy, Ireland
+353 53 923 7596
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All reviewsvinegar hillwell worth a visitall agesfrench revolutioninteractive displaysfront deskthomas paineinteractive experiencegreat exhibitionre enactmentbring visitorsblown awayfinal battleminute walk from the castlelots of parkingonly criticismeasily spend an hour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A genuinely engaging visit to the 1798 centre. Its format brings the history alive and speaking characters help to keep the interest up (did Thomas Paine really have an Irish accent?!).

Thank Eliza757
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

For 4 euros (senior price 👍🏻), this small unassuming and surprising museum is very informative with creative displays, holographic characters & great use of space. Spend 30-45 minutes- learn something. There is a small snack area as well as toilets and plenty parking.

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I loved this place, as good an afternoon as I've had in a long, long time. Such a friendky place too with the attendants full of good cheer and full of information both about the exhibit and in relation to the town and all its...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Moira O, Tourism Representative at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Bozeman-Dublin, Thank you very much for your review of our National 1798 Rebellion Centre. We are delighted that you received the full experience of what we have to offer. Your words mean a lot to us and again, thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is a really good museum, very informative and good value for money. My only criticism that some of the text was hard to read because of the colours blending with the background colours.

Thank Áinín H
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Brought my 2 sons aged 7 & 8 here and was actually pleasantly surprise with what lies inside. It may look small from the outside but is much bigger inside. The history is quite interesting and we took out time going around reading about different...More

2  Thank Eve C
Moira O, Tourism Representative. at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for your response, Eve C. We are delighted that your experience was so positive and appreciative of your time spent here. .....Derek, Tourism Representative National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

This museum does a good job of teaching someone with little knowledge of the 1794 rebellion the basics of what led up to it and the result. Their approach is more experiential rather than text driven. The lay-out takes you in a circle where various...More

2  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Enniscorthy is a very historical town. It also has a beautiful castle which is open to the public. Vinegar Hill is nearby where the 1798 battle took place. The slaney river runs through the town and there is a lovely river...More

1  Thank Brenda K
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We had limited time passing through Enniscorthy and had to decide what to see. We were exceptionally fortunate to decide on the Rebellion Centre. Sadly (or fortunately) there were very few people there when we visited. The room-by-room experience was incredibly well done taking you...More

2  Thank paulrgnz
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is good but may not be open as the venue was sold recently ??? not sure why it is listed still .. check and do not go out of your way to get to itMore

Thank terryleigh
Moira O, Tourism Representative. at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you terryleigh for your response. The National 1798 Rebellion Centre remains open to the public 7 days a week throughout July and August 2018 and into early September. Opening Hours are 0930 to 1700 Monday to Friday and 1200 to 1700 Saturday and Sunday,...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018

While this is full of interactive exhibits (I'm generally not a bit fan of those) these are well done and I feel that I learned quite alot about Irish history. There was quite a bit of thought put into the displays. There is also a...More

1  Thank Charles F
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Sorry for delay in replying. Cross the river and climb steep road towards castle. Follow signs for New Ross and in half a mile you'll see a sign to turn sharp right and you're there