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The Knockaloe Centre for WW1 Internment opening times


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE : Please note that the Visitors Centre is closed at the present time and for the foreseeable future this year in the light of the current pandemic. We shall continue to monitor the situation however we would caution against making arrangements to visit during 2020 without checking with the Charity first on Our research work continues during this period. Our 2021 opening times are noted in italics below.

The Charity's work continues over the winter months and as well as during this 2020 closed period (see our coronavirus update above) so please do get in touch on if you are a descendant with a research enquiry. 

The Exhibition and Centre is open for private bookings (groups and descendants) (2021: 29 May 2021 - 25 September 2021).

The Exhibition and Centre is open to the general public Wednesday to Saturday weekly from the last Saturday in May annually until the last Saturday in September annually.

However the Research room is open to descendants, by appointment, normally all year round (for 2021 only, from June - September only). Please contact the team in advance of your intended visit.

2021 Public Opening times:  Saturday 29 May 2021 - Saturday 25 September 2021 inlcusive

Wednesday - Saturday

10am - 5pm

The Charity would love to hear stories from descendants of Knockaloe internees or guards. If you are a Knockaloe descendant please contact our research team before visiting on to ensure that advance research can be carried out prior to a visit and that Trustee and lead researcher, Alison Jones, can be there personally to meet you during your visit and find out what is available about your family story.

The Research Room is open to descendants by appointment all year round, please E-mail for further information.

Entry Fees:

Individuals : Entry to the Centre is FREE however we very much welcome DONATIONS which allow us to cover our ongoing running costs of the Centre, and will allow us to continue to develop it.

Groups : For commercially organised groups where visitors are paying an overall fee for their trip and/or guide, there is a charge of £5 per person, payable by the tour operator/coach driver/guide before or upon arrival. A discount of 20% is offered for local community groups.  For further information please E-mail