Group DetailsFermanagh County Museum at Enniskillen Castle Museums
Institution exhibiting the prehistory, natural history and rural life of Fermanagh
Housed within Enniskillen Castle, Fermanagh County Museum is open all year round and attracts approximately 20,000 visitors annually. Its award winning exhibitions cover the prehistory and natural history of Fermanagh, the county’s traditional rural life, local crafts and the celebrated pottery at Belleek. Additional displays trace the long and complex history of this building from its original use as a stronghold of the local Gaelic Maguire chieftains to its later use as a Plantation castle and military barracks.
Enniskillen Castle Museums is currently undergoing major redevelopment, due for completion in 2016. Visitors can still enjoy The Inniskillings Museum within the castle grounds. Fermanagh County Museum's Medieval Maguires display remains open for visitors on the ground floor of the castle keep.
In 2016, major new galleries will open interpreting the county's rich history as the Kingdom of Lough Erne, with its crannogs, castles and early Christian stone sculptures. Imaginative displays will celebrate local craftmanship from Belleek Pottery, to the Full-Circle Art Gallery and the rural traditions of the Fermanagh hearth.
There will be a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. Enniskillen Castle Museums relaunches in 2016 after major refurbishment and will be the main introduction and gateway attraction of the region.