National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar

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. All galleries are wheelchair accessible. Closed on Mondays (including Bank Holidays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day). With our international travel planner, Castlebar attractions like National Museum of Ireland - Country Life can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful place for the whole family to enjoy a must for all to visit and it's free. But while you are there visit the cafe for fresh desserts or lunch a little pricey but for a treat it is lovely. I ...  more »
  • What a fantastic facility... spread over 3 floors in the most beautiful building, very informative about the culture of Irish people. And all set in the most beautiful grounds  more »
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  • Excellent visit. No charge to the museum, Museum is Bright, and spotless. Great exhibits. Perfect for children, big playground, and many activities in the museum to do. Gift shop is very small.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Loved the layout and was an absolute joy to visit. Learned so much.
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