Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Knock Museum

Knock, County Mayo

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'A Museum within a Museum'

Knock Museum documents the story of the Knock Apparition of 1879 and places it in the context of life at that time.

Permanent Displays

  • Religious
  • Farming
  • Crafts
  • Housing
  • Clothing

Msgr James Horan

The development of Knock Shrine and the life and times of the late Msgr James Horan are given a special place in the Museum.

Gift Shop

gift shop

There is a gift shop on the premises that offers for sale locally handmade items, including St. Brigid's crosses and candles, as well as a wide selection of postcards, a large stock of books about the Knock Apparition and the local area, and other souvenir items.

Museum Opening Hours

  • May-October: 10am to 6pm daily
  • November-April: 12pm to 4pm daily
  • (Closed on Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day)

How to get there

Knock Shrine is situated on the N17 mid-way between Galway and Sligo.

Knock Museum is situated in Knock Shrine grounds, south of the Basilica.