Education is at the core of all museums. Each museum provides a multi-layered, diverse and unique opportunity for lifelong learning to all visitors. Learning in the museum environment manifests itself in multiple ways, from the formal setting of organised groups such as schools, to the free exploration of informal learning by leisure visitors. The fundamental educational function of a museum should encourage and make provisions for all visitors to engage, interact and respond to its collection.

We recognise that education is an integral part of our Museum’s function within society and will do all within our power to promote our educational role to our various audiences.

Kerry Writers’ Museum provides a varied programme of educational activities for all ages, from school tours to adult literary workshops.

Our Education Mission Statement

Kerry Writers’ Museum is committed to providing a wide range of socially inclusive educational & cultural opportunities for the lifelong discovery and enjoyment of the works & lives of the Kerry writers and the cultural, social & political heritage of Listowel and North Kerry.

As an MSPI accredited Museum we are also committed to ensuring access to our permanent collection through display programmes, archival workshops, events, temporary exhibitions and publications. These initiatives target a variety of audiences, many whom may not have the means or opportunity to visit the Museum without the implementation of an effective and well promoted education programme.