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National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

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“three floors”(13 reviews)
“modern building”(21 reviews)
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This award-winning Museum is home to the National Folklife Collection which represents traditional life in Ireland throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Fascinating artefacts deal with domestic life, agriculture, fishing and...more
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Castlebar, Mayo Turlough Park, Castlebar F23 HR44, Ireland
+353 94 903 1775
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All reviews three floors modern building free admission irish country lovely grounds park house gift shop national museum of ireland worth a visit interesting exhibits old house great cafe on display few hours all ages couple of hours great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the museum a week ago with a friend who is based in Castlebar. It is full of artifacts from houses, businesses, shops and all facets of life in rural Ireland. Clothes, St Brigid Crosses, woodwork, furniture. All very interesting and well laid out.

Thank mairead n
Reviewed yesterday

Made a detour on our trip to Galway to visit this attraction. Its an outstation of the National Museum of Ireland and is well worth a visit. The main exhibits are housed in a purpose built facility in a parkland setting. The displays are very...More

Thank Solway73
Reviewed 4 days ago

This fascinating museum was recommended to me by several people. I want to stress it is donations-requested, which is not equivalent to "free," though even more TripAdvisor reviewers than usual write here as if they are synonyms. (Museums aren't free to run, folks! Please try...More

Thank straea
Reviewed 6 days ago

Set in beautifully lanscaped grounds, the museum of Country life is part of the National Museum of Ireland. The museum contains shows what life was like in Ireland past. The exhibits look at how people lived. it is completely free and I can recommend a...More

Thank Photo757
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Museum at the recommendation of our B&B host at Agusta Lodge in Westport. Despite reading several travel books before arriving in Ireland, we were not aware of this Museum. It was excellent. The 4 levels of exhibits fully captures the history of the...More

Thank CJIG106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must for all residents of and visitors to Ireland. Almost every aspect of life in the country for the majority of Irish country folk is reflected factually. One is left in no doubt that life in Ireland was tough during the last...More

Thank Tw1ga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our B&B host suggested we visit the above museum. Set in lovely grounds, the museum and Turlough Country house are run by the National Museum of Ireland. The galleries have four levels and are constructed on a terraced hillside above a lake and river and...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went twice during our trip as raining the first day and we wanted to walk round the grounds as well as visit the museum. Museum was very interesting and spent a good few hours reading all about the old way of life in Ireland. Fascinating....More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good museum in a very nice setting. The museum houses many dIsplays and artefacts of Irish life in the countryside, the way it used to be. Very educational so bring the children or grandchildren. Besides the many items on display, the museum building is a...More

Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly worth a visit and so close to Castlebar. Fantastic building and the museum brings to life how hard times used to be. Very interesting, worthwile bringing youngsters and afterwards walking in the magnificent park.....even if its raining.

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Anne M
25 February 2018|
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Response from AtticusN_Ireland | Reviewed this property |
Museum is open 10am-5pm Tuesday - Saturday and open on Sunday 2pm - 5pm. It will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.
28 August 2017|
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Response from NMIreland I | Property representative |
Admission is free for all four sites of the National Museum of Ireland. Check out our website for more information.
Iain M
25 July 2017|
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Response from NMIreland I | Property representative |
Recommended time 2-3 hours