Set in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House, the award-winning National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is a leading visitor attraction in the western region.
The museum houses the National Folklife Collection and provides a fascinating insight into the daily lives of people in rural Ireland, from 1850 to 1950.
A wide range of exhibits and interactive displays appeal to young and old alike. Explore our agricultural and maritime past, traditional trades and crafts, fashion and textiles, religion, festivals, beliefs, and more.
The museum galleries, with no admission fee, are spread over four floors in a modern and architecturally unique building. Next door, visitors can also see Turlough Park House – the 19th century, Gothic style ancestral home of the Fitzgerald Family.
Cycle along the Great Western Greenway cycle route from Castlebar to the Museum.
Bicycle parking facilities available in the Museum grounds.
Ideal for family visits
Open Year Round
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday & Monday: 13:00–17:00
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission is FREE
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Museum Café offering meals, snacks, hot & cold drinks
SHOPPING: Museum shop selling books, gifts, craftware and locally produced products
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available in Museum Café
PARKING: Free car parking is available on-site
Located in Turlough village, off the N5. Just 8 km from Castlebar
Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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