National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar

Get a taste of rural Irish life over a 100-year period at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Housed inside Turlough Park House, the attraction showcases the harsh realities of life in the country, from farming to house building, in their permanent exhibit "Romanticism and Reality." Other exhibits highlight important rural celebrations, emigration, traditions, and artwork. A modern complex just a short walk across the park from the original Turlough Park House also features exhibits that celebrate rural Irish life. Visit the attraction's website to find out which upcoming events at the museum, or on the grounds, are open to the public. With our international travel planner, Castlebar attractions like National Museum of Ireland - Country Life can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The collection here is so well displayed with so much information on the lives of the country people of Ireland. In a beautiful setting it's nice to just take the time to enjoy the gardens and refresh...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Brought my two nephews here for a day as I'd heard great reviews. They thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the interaction and the activity sheets and they were talking about "the old stuff" for weeks ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    rural and national history excellent displayed and easy to follow. cycled from Castlebar via Bikes and Boards bike hire.  more »
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  • May 31, 2017
    Very well done and a quick stop along the way. Beautiful grounds
  • June 27, 2017
    A fantastic place to spend a day travelling back in time. Give yourself plenty of time to see everything
  • March 14, 2017
    Lovely lay out of times gone by. Can visit the house but we seem to arrive when it is closed. Was disappointed the sculptures outside were taking away. We had a family friend with us this time and we had told them about the sculptures.
  • July 6, 2017
    Love the 'please touch' exhibits - such a wonderful family friendly place
  • June 16, 2017
    Don't want to miss this. Very informative.

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