National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar

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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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  • We came here as a homeschool group of parents and children. The museum accommodated us so nicely with printouts and activity pages that made the experience really great. There is lot to see and learn....  more
    We came here as a homeschool group of parents and children. The museum accommodated us so nicely with printouts and activity pages that made the experience really great. There is lot to see and learn....  more »
  • Lovely museum! So much to learn and see and discover! Entrance was free, an added bonus. Staff was very helpful. I'm not big into museums, but this one is a gem because it has a lot of real life... 
    Lovely museum! So much to learn and see and discover! Entrance was free, an added bonus. Staff was very helpful. I'm not big into museums, but this one is a gem because it has a lot of real life...  more »
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  • Better than I was expecting; interesting displays of Irish life over the last 150 years, right up to the 1980s! Free to enter; free carpark; small shop and cafe. Grounds nice too. There is building work going on at the moment though (an extension?), so a bit messy outside.
  • Great place, great parking, very factual, very good on the eye and easy to get around if you're in a wheelchair. It's a bit like being in my granny's house so I must be getting old. Certainly a good idea I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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