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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
+353 53 918 4671
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Unexpected stop over

We were driving past and happened to stop in. We were blown away by the beauty of this castle! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
A little gem

We visited today and we were very impressed. The gardens are so big and gorgeous! So peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peacock cafe” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving past and happened to stop in. We were blown away by the beauty of this castle! The views of the lake, gardens and castle are truly magnificent! We loved the untouched feel as if we were taken back a couple of centuries....More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We visited today and we were very impressed. The gardens are so big and gorgeous! So peaceful and so clean. All the peacocks walking around added a lovely touch also. We stopped for some tea in the tea rooms and also had some home made...More

Thank MccarthyF
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited on a wet morning but still enjoyed a lovely walk in the grounds, around the lake. Really friendly and enthusiastic staff in café and museum. Huge amount to see in the museum; well-presented throughout. Café excellent - cakes are great - and peacocks roaming...More

Thank Seefelder
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out. The weather was a bit iffy but the welcome was really warm. There was plenty to see in the museum and the staff were very well informed. The grounds of the castle were beautiful and there were glorious views...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Looking forward to the Castle opening to the public. The grounds are beautifully maintained and it is treat to visit the Agricultural Museum. The restaurant serves very tasty soup and sandwiches and we thoroughly enjoyed spotting the peacocks everywhere. I hear there are fantastic plans...More

Thank evely016
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Irish famine exhibit paints a succinct comprehensive picture of the Irish famine in the 1840's. Good work went into researching and selecting the information provided. The rest of the exhibits were also well worth a look - even for non-farmers - the history of...More

Thank hellard1861
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We have been here several times over the years & the grounds are always lovely & very peaceful to walk through. The whole estate is very well maintained. Around the lake is particularly attractive. The coffee shop has very nice fare. All the staff are...More

Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 3 September 2017 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 3 September 2017 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 September 2017

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
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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