King John’s Castle
Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle. Enjoy the sights and sounds of medieval Limerick and let touch screen technology connect you to tales of siege and warfare.
Welcome to King John’s Castle, on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.
Explore the visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Children will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. The Education and Activity Room is bustling with tasks to stimulate curious minds.
Relax afterwards in our café – the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrific views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river.
In the busy courtyard, you will discover a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmiths forge and scenes from a seventeenth century siege. The sights, scenes and sounds of King John’s Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.
- Autumn/ Winter Times – Jan/Feb/March/ October/November/December 2018
09.30- 5pm (last entrance at 4pm)
- Spring/Summer Times – April/May/June/July/August/September 2018
09.30-6pm (Last entrance at 5pm)