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National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

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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 modern building three floors irish country free admission park house lovely grounds national museum of ireland gift shop interesting exhibits old house worth a visit few hours great cafe on display nice coffee shop all ages three hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

This national museum is set in beautiful parkland and ideal for a day out all year round. It documents the story of rural Ireland in a clear and interesting way There is something for all ages - for those of us who are older and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Odilon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fascinating place to spend a few hours. This was the last of the National Museums I’ve visited and as with all the others it makes for a wonderful day out and a great learning experience. The museum is free to enter but be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MrsWoman94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is housed in a modern building and all of the displays are very well laid out. Even though we live in the locality it was only my second time in the museum. We had friends visiting and it was a great way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ros1943
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. The museumn is free and and has 4 floors and exhibites the life of trades in the 1900s. The Turlough House can be visited. On this occasion only 2 rooms were opened but it gives you an idea of this historic country...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Iraland_00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to see this free museum ,only pity was Turlough House was closed on the day we visited because of short staffing. However my wife and I enjoyed our tour and wished our daughter had been with us as this appears as a very child...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I spent a good few hours here with my grand-daughters and it was simply amazing. Very family friendly. Topped off by soup at the cafe with very attentive staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank angelapowell
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We paid a visit to the country life museum a couple of days ago. We loved it. It’s great to see how people lived many years ago. Things we take so much for granted today. Staff very friendly. A lovely experience for any age group.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Plenty of parking here and I'm sure it can get busy. There is no charge for the museum and it has a gift shop and a good short movie to watch. There are tons of interesting displays and information boards about different aspects of country...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MT1
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This museum was so interesting. It depicts the lives of the Irish before the 1950's. There are wonderful photos and even short video clips of long ago skills such as haying, thatching, digging and drying peat etc. The museum cafe is fabulous!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank abigaila148
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Great little visit put in a cold morning easy very interesting draws you into exhibition time flies. Followed with lunch in cafe which was very very tasty and reasonably priced highly recommend if in mayo/Galway area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann B
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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