Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

The National Museum of Ireland
Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

A carefully selected programme of temporary exhibitions catches the public imagination, and has included everything from evocative children’s toys to souvenir tourist posters and meteorites. Entrance to temporary exhibitions is also free.

The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Ongoing Events and Activities

The Museum runs a constantly changing programme of workshops, events and festivals for adults, families and schools. This helps raise awareness of the Museum collection and the associated traditional crafts, customs and traditions.

Sleep on a straw mattress, ride a horse with a saddle made from rushes or make a rain coat from a wheat sheaf.

The regular agenda consists of talks, demonstrations and performances as well as hands-on art and craft workshops. The Museum willingly arranges tailored programmes for groups. Admission to all events and workshops is free but booking is required.

Displays of handcrafted harvest knots, wickerwork, traditional clothing and the hand operated machinery our grandparents used including a life size blacksmith’s forge.

Keep up-to-date with events and activities of the Country Life Museum by visiting the National Museum of Ireland Website.

| Museum of Country Life | Facilities | Buildings |
Temporary exhibitions and ongoing programme of events

How to find us: GPS Co-ordinates: 53.883986, -9.212476

Opening Times

Museum
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 2-5pm
Closed Mondays (incl. Bank holidays)

Museum shop & café
Now open each Monday until the end of September
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 12-5pm.

Admission Rates

Self-guided visit:
ADMISSION FREE

Daily public tours: 2euro pp. (Enquire at Reception for tour times)

Group tours: 40euro per guide

NOTE: GROUPS MUST BOOK GUIDED TOURS IN ADVANCE.

Contact

The National Museum of Ireland
Turlough Park
Castlebar
County Mayo
Ireland

General Information:
Tel: +353 (0) 94 903 1755
Email: tpark@museum.ie
Bookings office:

Bookings office:
Tel: +353 (0) 94 903 1751
Email: educationtph@museum.ie
(Bookings Office Hrs Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm)

Café (for bookings):
Tel: +353 (0) 94 928 9972
Mobile: +353 (0) 87 243 1005
Email: maeve@brambles.ie

Other National Museum of Ireland sites:
Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb St., Dublin 7
Archaeology, Kildare St., Dublin 2
Natural History, Merrion St., Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6777 444
Email: marketing@museum.ie
Visit: www.museum.ie