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Athenry Heritage Centre
St. Mary's,The Square, Athenry,
Co. Galway
T: +353 (0)91 844661
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Family activities at the Athenry Heritage Centre

Family Activities athenry heritage centreThe ideal visitor experience for all the family

Visit the heritage centre and discover more about Athenry's rich medieval history.
Dress up in medieval costume, test your skills with Have-A-Go-Archery, see the Market Street and visit the dungeon of horror! Our tours are both educational and fun for all ages!


Kate and her father Albert in the Athenry Heritage CentreEnjoy a family day out in the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre and discover history the fun way with our ‘Medieval Experience’. Be part of history with the centre’s medieval costumes and become a King, Queen, Knight or Serf. The centre has a range of costumes for all ages, so all the family can enjoy this living history experience and it’s a great photo opportunity too!

The tour of the centre highlights the rich medieval history of Athenry and with our motto of 'History the Fun Way' visitors will be engaged with a range of interactive exhibits of weapons, armour, the dungeon and the medieval street market.

Complete your family visit with the centre's Have-A-go archery activity and discover your hidden Robin Hood.   


The Hardiman family enjoy the dressing up in the Athenry Heritage Centre

A family day out in the Athenry Heritage Centre is a great place for boys and girls to discover history in the best preserved medieval town in Ireland. Mums and Dads will be thrilled with the centre's activities and children can relish being part of this history with our costumes and interactive exhibits. 

The tours of the centre are designed to engage the young and the young at heart which makes the centre an exciting place to visit for all the family. Bring a picnic and relax in our garden whilst the children discover the medieval Maze.

The centre's 'Medieval Experience' is a fun filled two hour activity set within the grounds of St. Mary's Church, Athenry. A  town that is famous for its song and its medieval history. A visit to Athenry wouldn't be complete without seeing its ancient castle which is operated by the OPW and is open seven days a week throughout the summer.

Have A Go Archery in the Athenry Heritage Centre       A soldier of the Athenry Heritage Centre      A family visit with their grandson in the Athenry Heritage Centre  

The activities of the Athenry Heritage Centre are not just for families with young children. We cater for all family age groups so everyone can enjoy our activities and learn about the medieval history of the town. 

Have A Go Archery in the Athenry Heritage CentreThe centre is the ideal place to bring your family and friends during the year of 'The Gathering' and they too can experience 'history the fun way'. 

Our tour guides are here to make your visit enjoyable and to create memories to bring home to their families too.

The heritage centre is the focal point when you visit Athenry and its part of the medieval experience of the town. Its also the home of the towns original Mace & Seal.