The aretfacts at the museum are organised under two broad categories, history and archaeology, and range from physical ancient and modern objects, uniforms and civilian clothing, books, etc. The museum also has a large archive of historical written documents and photographs. A distinctive feature of the museum is that many of the artfacts are preserved for viewing in glass cases and therefore limit the action of visitors to a visual channel. The museum itself was recently extended and is a pleasant spacious environment to walk around. It is situated in Fitzgeralds Park which ajoins a beautiful recreation amenity with the banks of the River Lee.