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. All galleries are wheelchair accessible. Closed on Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). 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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  • A nice way to spend a Rainy morning, very interesting and fun, informative gives an insight to bye gone times  more »
  • My sister recommended this amazing museum to us whilst on a recent visit to the west of Ireland and it was the perfect outing for a cold afternoon in February with two kids aged 10 and 12. This intera...  more »
  • This is one place to visit and as for myself I have been there three times. The beautiful manicured gardens and then the museum itself is an education of the past displayed so authentically and profes...  more »
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  • This was an excellent museum. It being free made it outstanding. There was so much information to read but it was all brief and informative. Do not miss the video in the beginning because it set the stage for what you will find in the museum. Everything was done well and with care. They make sure to not romanticize the history while telling true stories. I cannot recommend this enough. Also plan to eat at the cafe.
  • Unfortunately a significant number of the Audio Visual exhibits were not operational. Some exhibits had also been removed without explanation. No English language worksheets for kids were available. Otherwise the content was good with interesting presentation and a genuine effort to engage children. Great cafe too although the prices were at Dublin levels.
  • Great place to visit very popular with bus tours free entry so it’s a yay for all visiting the area Their is a nice coffee shop Int he grounds Great place for walks around the lake nice nature to see
  • This was a great look back on times gone by in Ireland. Interesting exhibits, interactive displays and a chance to feel what it's like to be a part of history.
  • First class experience, was blown away at how amazing this museum was....a must visit if you are in castlebar.
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