Heritage House, Laois

Portlaoise Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
Tel:057-8731653

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Heritage House Abbeyleix is a community lead heritage center, museum and model railway.  

We have a wide range of displays of local, national and international interest.

Abbeyleix Heritage Company was formed in 1993 with the aim of preserving the unique history of the planned estate town of Abbeyleix. Heritage House has a wide range of permanent exhibits covering life in Laois from the stoneage right up to today and some of our Facilities and Services include:

Kids Camps

Abbeyleix Heritage offers a range of themed Kids Camps through out the year. The themes are chosen to reflect the calendar and the history of the area, they include the award winning Kids Shipwreck Dig Workshop, that won the national Children’s Event award from the Heritage Council for Heritage Week 2013, Brigid’s Cross Workshops, Viking, Celtic and Medieval Shield Making, Illuminated Manuscript Making and costume making.

Playground

We have a beautiful wooden playground on our property. It includes a toddler area with sand pit, multi-play area and basket swings. The area for older children includes a climbing frame, zip line, swings, slide and carousel. Picnic benches are also available in the playground.

Research Room

We have a Research Room that offers the opportunity to study the history of Abbeyleix and Co Laois, as well as local businesses including Abbeyleix Carpet Factory and Morrissey’s Pub. Our archive collection includes a reference library and a large number of primary source documents, including shop and undertakers ledgers, school roll books and maps.

Admission Fee:

Adult €3

Children/Seniors €2

All funds raised from the admission fee are used to cover maintenance and running costs of the center.

Opening Hours

We are open: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

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Opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9:00 am
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5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Latitude: 52.9172869

Longitude: -7.3461199