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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
+353 53 918 4671
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Café and walk along grounds of castle

Really good place for families to bring their young children. My nephews loved the open space and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire C
Copenhagen, Denmark
via mobile
Need more investment

Nice walk in the surrounds of the castle, but we can't go inside yet.. they were expecting to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
+353 53 918 4671
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good place for families to bring their young children. My nephews loved the open space and gardens and also the Peacocks which were friendly and generally kept to themselves. Nice cafe as well there, which has a number of options to choose from. There...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk in the surrounds of the castle, but we can't go inside yet.. they were expecting to be fully open in an year or so... Small museum with interesting stuff but again if they don't get more investment will be deteriorate soon... it's a...More

Thank RobertaFloridoDutra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castle itself was closed for renovation, but, the grounds and the Agriculture museum were worth visiting by themselves. The gardens were laid out by the same person who designed the gardens in Powerscourt in Wicklow. It was great to see the big toy car...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Note, you cannot go into the castle. However, the grounds are gorgeous. Great place for a long stroll. However, if you've been to Blarney Castle near Cork or Kylemore Castle and Abbey north of Galway, this place doesn't come close. The gardens are not nearly...More

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked the website before driving one hour with small children to tour the castle, gardens and museum. We learned on arrival the castle is closed for a year - the closure is not posted on the website!! It was raining too hard to view...More

Thank Laurie A
JohnstownCastle, Manager at Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you feel your visit to us was not worthwhile; however, we must point out that Johnstown Castle has never been open to the public for tours. The visitor offer is (and always has been) the Irish Agricultural Museum and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really good day out. museum was v interesting. castle and grounds were stunning & beautiful. peacocks everywhere. tea shop & shop good too

Thank mandyrvn2
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Peter (Miller) was an excellent Guide to 33 of us. He who spoke with a passion and it is obvious he loves his job. For 3Euros, We spent two hours around the Museum- Health and Safety didn't exist in past times!! Lovely cafe and a...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A great three hours wandering around beautiful grounds and a lunch in the courtyard. Well done to whichever government agencies are involved with this.

Thank Gavan H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went here bank holiday Monday so glad we did great value for money 16euro for husband and myself that's parking gardens and museum.The museum is so well done it takes you back in time really interesting the gardens are beautiful .Can't praise the staff...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We were a group of two families covering 3 adults and 6 children. €15 got the two cars into the park - if we had gone to the museum it would have been extra. We were blessed with the weather. We brought our own picnic...More

Thank toruairc
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3 August 2015|
Response from JohnstownCastle | Property representative |
Hi For the gardens and museum it's 8 per adult and 4 per child - 20 euro. For the gardens only it's 3 per adult and 1 per child - 7 euro. Thanks