This heritage centre tells the story of the Skellig rocks. There are four themes covered in the exhibition:
– The history and archaeology of Skellig Michael’s Early Christian monastery.
– The sea birds who are such a part of the Skelligs, their habitat and their world wide travels.
– The lighthouses which have given 161 years of service to mariners.
– The underwater Skellig, which has colour and magic equal to any sea in the world.
These themes are explored using graphics, models, exhibition items, reconstruction and sound of sea birds and lighthouse keeper ship-to-shore communication.
The centre is located on the waterfront of Valentia Island, 11km off the western sector of Ring of Kerry, N70.