Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum, Athlone

(4.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Surrounded by picturesque lakes and rivers, Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum allows you to experience farm life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past. You can view an impressive assortment of washing machines, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones, and 78 rpm records. Horse-drawn machinery, now restored to its original working order, tradesman's tools, and butter-making equipment complete the collection of over 6,000 items. For extra details, stop to chat with the Finneran family, which privately owns the museum. Tours and group visits are welcomed, but call in advance for the best experience. To visit Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum and other attractions in Athlone, use our Athlone trip itinerary planner.
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  • this museum contains a wonderful collection of memorabiia - everything from farm implements, old household goods, a school room, shopping items (even a Galtee cheese box!), football programmes etc - w...  more »
  • really enjoyed a couple of hours here . excellent find. would highly recommend a visit here. family run business and will gladly fill u in on the history of the items  more »
  • Wonderful concept. Full of historical interest. Amazing recon of an old classroom complete with slates (original copies!!!!) Even the milk bottles left by the fire. Loads of pieces of interest. Well w...  more »