Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season until at least early July and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events. There will be no public events until early July at the latest.
While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like. Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event’s website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.
The museum is housed in the Methodist church built in 1845 for the Cornish miners who came to work in Allihies. It tells the story of copper mining at Allihies from the Bronze Age right up to the 1960s. The visitor will find out about the geology, history and geography of this unique place through artefacts, models, multimedia and our small library. Many of our exhibits can be handled and there are some surprises to discover along the way. See a model of the Man Engine that took miners down to the copper veins - the only one ever installed in Ireland!