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 Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, 24th of December, Christmas Day, and 1st of January.) 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • rural and national history excellent displayed and easy to follow. cycled from Castlebar via Bikes and Boards bike hire.  more »
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  • This was such a thoughtfully laid out museum that showcased both the crafts and the people behind them. The information was easy to read and follow; I learned a lot about folk life and folklore. I highly recommend this museum to anyone in the area!
  • Grounds are beautiful all around the museum and then when you enter the man at reception was so friendly and explained all the floors and activities for our two children. Great exhibitions and so interesting. Also recommend you don't leave until you visit the tea rooms on site. Highly recommend the pavlova, the staff are friendly and some beautiful pieces in the museum shop too. Great family day
  • Very good place to visit. Always interesting and they also have a great range of books for sale. Reasonable priced food. Set in its own grounds. Wheelchair accessible.
  • fantastic place to visit well worth it Great day trip. Have a picnic. see all the history & traditional ways of rural Ireland ,great workshops lovely woodlands and willow weaved displays.
  • Beautiful place to visit and very friendly staff. Food was delicious in the canteen.

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