Smithwick’s Experience

The Smithwick’s Experience - © Shawn
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Adresse Location:
Kilkenny, (County Kilkenny)

Brand new and beautiful, the Smithwick’s Experience has just opened its doors! This museum, entirely dedicated to the history of Smithwick’s beer, is located in the heart of Kilkenny, a stone’s throw from Kilkenny Castle and Black Abbey. Modern and playful, it offers you to discover the art of beer brewing in medieval times! A must not to be missed!

Visit the Smithwick’s Experience

Discover Kilkenny’s famous beer!

Smithwick's Experience - Warren LeMay - cc

Smithwick’s Experience – Warren LeMay – cc

Smithwick’s beer is a real institution in Kilkenny! Brewed for several centuries, all it needed was a museum to attract the crowds!

Now it’s done, and the museum has seen things in a big way!

On the programme, a look back at the history of Smithwick’s distillery, an overview of the different traditional techniques of brewing beer (whether it is brewed in the olden days, in the Middle Ages or nowadays), and tasting of their beverages. You will learn about John Smithwick’s life in Kilkenny during the 18th century, and his vision for the expansion of his brewery.

The museum is magnificent, and easily rivals Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse. Giant screens, authentic medieval décor, and fun and entertaining exhibits You won’t have time to get bored! Beer and history buffs will find it easy to enjoy.

Possibility to leave with a few products from the brewery through the Smithwick’s Experience shop. To be drunk in moderation of course!

Smithwick’s Experience
Practical information

Address Address:
on Parliament Street in Kilkenny

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
52.653932, -7.254139

Duration of the visit Duration of the visit:
45 minutes

Web siteWeb site:
Access to the website
PricesPrices :
  • 12€/adult
  • 4€/children
  • (possibility to book online on their website, at preferential rates)
Opening hoursOpening hours:

every day, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last visits possible from 5:00 pm)

Smithwick’s Experience : the map