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Museum & Visitor Centre

Heritage House is a museum & visitor centre located in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.
The exhibition halls house objects and documents which tell the long history of the town and surrounding areas. Covering everything from folklore and ancient history to how the modern town came to be so beautiful, time spent in Heritage House is an entertaining learning experience.

Titanic Links

Drop in to learn about Abbeyleix’s unusual link to the Titanic, and the stories of some of our most prolific immigrants and discover the connections the town has to Francis Bacon, Vivienne Westwood and Launt Thompson.

A variety of tour options are provided within the museum as well as walking tours of the town of Abbeyleix, suitable for individual visitors or groups.
A genealogical service is available for visitors wishing to trace their local roots.

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Museum & Visitor Centre

Heritage House is a museum & visitor centre located in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.
The exhibition halls house objects and documents which tell the long history of the town and surrounding areas. Covering everything from folklore and ancient history to how the modern town came to be so beautiful, time spent in Heritage House is an entertaining learning experience.

Titanic Links

Drop in to learn about Abbeyleix’s unusual link to the Titanic, and the stories of some of our most prolific immigrants and discover the connections the town has to Francis Bacon, Vivienne Westwood and Launt Thompson.

A variety of tour options are provided within the museum as well as walking tours of the town of Abbeyleix, suitable for individual visitors or groups.
A genealogical service is available for visitors wishing to trace their local roots.

The Mulhall Room acts as a gallery space showcasing the finest in local talent and our craft shop sells a selection of original artwork, prints and crafts by local artists, as well as cards, books and products relevant to the locality.

Tea, coffee and confectionery are also available to purchase through the shop, which can be enjoyed in our courtyard overlooking the beautiful on-site wooden playground. 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.

The exhibition hall and meeting rooms are available to rent for events large and small. Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming events such as workshops art classes and talks!