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:

2015 OPENING TIMES
January - February

Monday to Friday 2pm - 5pm

March

Monday to Friday 2pm - 5pm
Saturday 7th March - Fermanagh Attractions Open Weekend & Volunteer Recruitment Day 2pm - 5pm
St Patricks Day 17th March 10am - 5pm

April

Monday to Friday 2pm - 5pm
Good Friday 3rd April 10am - 5pm
Easter Saturday 4th April 2pm - 5pm
Easter Sunday 5th April 2pm - 5pm
Easter Monday 6th April 10am - 5pm
Easter Tuesday 7th April 10am - 5pm

May

Monday 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 2pm - 5pm
Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 10am - 5pm
Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 10am - 5pm
Waterloo Day Saturday 30th May 10am - 5pm

June

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

July

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.

Contact Details:

The Inniskillings Museum
The Castle
ENNISKILLEN
BT74 7HL
UK

Tel:
+44 (0) 28 6632 3142

Fax:

Curator:
Mr Neil Armstrong


Admission Charges:

Adults £2.00

Seniors £1.50

Students £1.50

Child £1.00

Family (2+2) £5.00

Children Under 5 Free

Group Tours (10+ visitors) receive 20% discount of total payable (excludes education programmes) please email info@inniskillingsmuseum.com