Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

The National Museum of Ireland
Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo

ADMISSION FREE - SUITABLE FOR ALL THE FAMILY


The National Museum of Ireland Country Life in Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo

The award winning Museum is all about discovering the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950; a history which older visitors will remember clearly and enjoy reminiscing on. Suitable for all ages, the Museum is a must-see attraction for everyone’s list.

It’s a national collection, comprehensive and unique, presented in an engaging and interactive manner - not a dusty boring display in sight. Exhibits over the four floors include original artefacts and displays, captivating archival video footage and interactive screens.

Country Life Museum in County Mayo, west of Ireland

Discover the lives of our very recent ancestors through agriculture, fishing and hunting, clothing and textiles, furniture and fittings, trades and crafts, transport, calendar customs, leisure and religion.

Eye-catching displays include handcrafted harvest knots and wickerwork, spinning wheels and boats, traditional clothing, the hand operated machinery our grandparents used and even a life size blacksmith’s forge attracting scores of goggle-eyed children.

| 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