Visit Connemara Marble Museum in Galway

At the Connemara Marble Visitors Centre Visitors are welcome to view their large collection of antique and vintage Connemara marble Jewellery. For the past 150 years Connemara marble with its distinctive shades of green has been a favoured gift for the Visitor to Ireland and this is reflected in the museum collection. Their museum has a large collection of early Irish antique furniture, pottery and carvings from the 17th century. The mahogany front doors of the Visitor Centre are the original front doors of the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin which was burned down in 1965.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the museum is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

This is the home of Connemara marble one of Irelands oldest indigenous Industries.  The visitor centre was opened by Ambrose Joyce in 1965 and is celebrating 50 years. They are the owners of two Connemara marble quarries which are located in the heart of Connemara known as “Joyce country “. The Company is a Family Business and visitors to their centre will meet with 3 generations of the Joyce family. During the summer season they offer guided tours of the marble jewellery factory where they explore the geology and heritage of Conemmara marble and view silversmiths and craftsmen cutting and polishing the forty shades of green. Connemara marble is regarded as one of the most authentic Irish products available in Ireland. Geologists estimate that it is about six hundred million years old. The colour and markings in the marble reflects the natural beauty of the mountains of Connemara. The marble is quarried, fashioned and polished by skilled craftsmen at the Connemara Marble Factory Vistor Centre.

  • Monday – 9:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday – 9:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 9:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 9:00 to 17:00
  • Friday – 9:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday – CLOSED
  • Sunday – CLOSED

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