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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

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Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
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Description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in...
With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.
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Best Family Day Out in Wexford

A total surprise - very good with kids , even if the weather is not great. In a modern life of technology - it is fantastic for all , to show how harsh life was in farming. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A total surprise - very good with kids , even if the weather is not great. In a modern life of technology - it is fantastic for all , to show how harsh life was in farming. The famine part is also very interesting. Nice cafe after (maybe a little expensive) - but a great family day out for all... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Firstly the gardens themselves are fabulous. Great for picnics. Beautiful walks. The agricultural museum itself is a must see. Full of interesting stuff. Brought my parents. My Dad grew up on a farm during the 40's and 50's and for him it was especially nostalgic. Before I went I thought it would be boring but that my Dad might enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful day here today. From the beautifully kept gardens and walks, the magnificent castle, the prancing Indian Blue peacocks to the well presented farm machinery, the trip back in time to the famine years, poor houses and old irish kitchens. And not to mention the lovely coffee, Apple tart n cream. I sat and absorbed the sun... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This old family home built as a small castle is nestled near three lakes, two of which you can walk around. In the grounds there is the farming museum and a cosy coffee shop with log fire in the winter. The museum charges an entrance fee and there is also a charge when entering the grounds during the summer though... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great venue for a full day out - there is so much to do! The castle is not open but provides a wonderful backdrop and the grounds are very extensive and also contain a ruined mediaeval castle. There is also situated here an excellent agricultural museum which features old implements and vehicles etc. and also old furniture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful old castle, museum and grunds.Visit quite regularly. They have santa in the castle at christmas which is an unbelievable experience. Lovely walk with very little incline. The kids can ride a bicycle or run freely around the woods and lawned area as there are no cars. Ample benches to sit and take in the sights and aromas of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Truly a place to visit . The display of the farm machinery is amazing . The famine story is excellent. The staff are friendly and the restaurant is very cheap and friendly . Not to forget the the beautiful castle and grounds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went with my husband and kids to Johnstown castle ..... It was absolutely fabulous from start to finish ..... Amazing scenery amazing views wonderful staff very friendly ....... If u are in Wexford this is a must see cannot praise it enough .......

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County Down, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We didn't know what to expect but this was far better than any other museum that we have visited in a long time. Very well laid out with a huge range of exhibits and displays to view. Two floors of exhibits to view. Very educational. Don't bypass this museum - go and see for yourself how good it is. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The agricultural museum has been well done especially the exhibition regarding the famine. Apart from that, there is only the walk around the lake, as you can't access the castle. There is supposed to be a walled garden but that consisted of areas of grass inside a wall, very disappointing!

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Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wexford

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