An additional half a million euro has been granted to Killarney House as part of Budget 2017.
The funding is to be allocated to Killarney House, under the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht in addition to €1.9 million already received from the Department.
Killarney Senator and Seanad Leas Cathaoirleach Paul Coghlan has welcomed the funding announcement.
The Fine Gael senator says he believes Killarney House has the capacity to become the top tourist attraction in the south-west and the main visitor centre for Killarney National Park.
The gardens were opened this year with 70,000 estimated visitors over the summer, and the museum is to be formally opened in the coming months.