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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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National Museum of Ireland - Country Life reviews
Had extra time and decided to drive the 25-ish minutes from Westport to see this museum. Very glad we did. The introductory video is very well done, explaining what life in Ireland, mostly post...
Had extra time and decided to drive the 25-ish minutes from Westport to see this museum. Very glad we did. The introductory video is very well done, explaining what life in Ireland, mostly post... more »
A fantastic resource, for anyone with an interest in the social history of Ireland between 1850-1950s. There are authentic details, for example farm and fishing implements, and the various trades...
A fantastic resource, for anyone with an interest in the social history of Ireland between 1850-1950s. There are authentic details, for example farm and fishing implements, and the various trades... more »
Loved this museum. It's like stepping back in time. So much information to absorb. I could have spent ages there. It is more suitable for adults and older children I feel as you can't touch anything. The grounds are immaculate, you could have a picnic on the lawn if the weather is warm.
Superb place! Children loved it, lots to do outside and there are treasure hunt activities in the museum. Staff helpful, museum itself, very clean. There is a lift here for those with wheelchairs or problem with stairs, so you can enjoy all levels at ease. Toilets are also accessible. Few picnic tables on site as well as cafeteria. Good choice of souvenirs. Museum is for free. Highly recommend as it was very educational and fun day for the group.
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