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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  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 give...  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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