National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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. Make National Museum of Ireland - Country Life part of your personalized Castlebar itinerary using our Castlebar vacation planner.
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  • It's packed full of information and we learned a lot! Many other things on the property that I wish we had more time for. It was very dimly lit, though. Not sure if that is meant to be part of the exp...  read more »
  • Drove up to museum and was very impressed by the 2 main buildings. One was very modern and the other traditional. The displays were small but interesting showing life in Ireland over the years. The ca...  read more »
  • This free museum was a great surprise. Although there a few items from early history (some Viking artifacts, etc.), most of the space is devoted to 19th and 20th century country life, with very inform...  read more »
  • Beautiful free museum, interesting facts about the old Ireland. On the last floor down, they have temporary expositions. Perfect place to visit on rainy days!
  • Small number of exhibits for a national museum. The layout and organisation of the exhibits is poor. Left with little new knowledge of the subject.
  • Lovely place to visit, nice to see how things used to be. Lovely grounds as well for a walk around.
  • You gotta go here, it's packed with cool history, kids loved it.
  • Great place for adults and kids alike. We really enjoyed it, even my two eleven year olds. The museum was far bigger than expected and the grounds are lovely for a walk.
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