Inniskillings Museum

ENNISKILLEN CASTLE MUSEUMS – THE INNISKILLINGS MUSEUM

Located within Enniskillen Castle Barracks, overlooking the River Erne, signposted Castle Museums.

Enniskillen is the only town in the United Kingdom to have given its name to two Regiments and this museum is an important regimental collection telling their story. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Colonel Zachariah Tiffin's Regiment, then 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot) originated in 1688-89 and their story is told down to amalgamation in 1968 and beyond, to their successor The Royal Irish Regiment.

Founded at the same time, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards (Colonel Albert Conyingham's Horse, then 6th Inniskilling Dragoons) have their own story told down to amalgamation in 1992.

The very recently modernised Museum features a wide range of original uniforms, weapons, silver, medals and regimental memorabilia including eight Victoria Crosses awarded during the First World War and the bugle that sounded the advance of the 36th (Ulster) Division at the opening of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. The collection is displayed in chronological order in the Keep of Enniskillen Castle.

The footprint of this keep goes back to the Tower House of the 15th Century Gaelic clan, the Maguires. A further part of the collection including Military vehicles, a Great War First Aid Station and a Dragoons Blacksmith's Shop are housed in the former stables of the 18th Century Cavalry Barracks adjacent to the Keep. The courtyard features Napoleonic cannons and German Artillery guns. On the ground floor easily accessible by wheel chair is a virtual tour on a screen monitor, which tells the story of the Regiments, and shows images of the museum on the upper two floors. An extensive Regimental library and archive may be viewed by appointment with the Curator.

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Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday (all year round): 9.30am* – 5.00pm

Saturdays (all year round): 11.00am – 5.00pm

Sundays (Jun to Sept): 11.00am – 5.00pm

Bank Holidays – open on NI & ROI Bank Holidays from 9:30am* – 5:00pm

Closure period – Enniskillen Castle is closed over the Christmas & New Year holiday period:
Monday 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Bank Holiday Monday 13th July 10am - 5pm

August

Monday 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August

September

Monday 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 2pm - 5pm

October - December

Monday to Friday (until Tuesday 22nd December) 2pm - 5pm

LAST ADMISSIONS 4.15pm

ADVANCED GROUP BOOKINGS WELCOME MONDAY TO FRIDAY ALL YEAR ROUND
Please call in advance.

*9.30am opening for new visitor centre and 10:00am for other buildings

Contact Details:

The Inniskillings Museum
The Castle
ENNISKILLEN
BT74 7HL
UK

Tel:
+44 (0) 28 6632 3142

Fax:

Curator:
Mr Neil Armstrong


Admission Charges:

The admission rates below include admission to both museums:

Adult: £5.00

Child: £3.50

Student/Senior Concession: £3.50

Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): £13.50