A few short years after its formation, Bantry Historical Society set up the Bantry Museum. The members collected a vast range of memorabilia and historic objects. The generosity of the local community is testament to the eclectic mix of items of interest on display. This museum is staffed by volunteer members, with help from Solas (formerly FÁS).
Bantry Museum in Wolfe Tone Square, behind the fire station. goes from strength to strength and attracts many hundreds of visitors to browse its rich holdings.