We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
+353 53 918 4671
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    54
    21
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cork, Ireland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

For €3, sample huge gardens with your own map to wander around. You will no doubt meet the 4 x male peacocks as they wander around & we had the delight of meeting the peahen & her little chick, pottering along behind. What a sight. Walking the whole gardens will take an hour or two. We sample a cuppa in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Gambier, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I spent half a day here exploring their gorgeous gardens, the museum and having afternoon tea in the cafe. It was a very relaxing day as the gardens are stunning. Plenty of perfect photo opportunities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went here on a lovely sunny day, this 19th century castle is fabulous, and the surrounding grounds make for a wonderful walk,plenty of peacocks wandering around, although you cant visit inside the castle theres still plenty to see and very inexpensive to visit,i would recommend it for young and old ,bring your camera , you definetly wont be disappointed .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Johnstown castle and gardens are beautiful. Lovely walks around the gardens. Agriculture museum is great layout with lots to see. Lovely wee tearoom called 'peacock tearoom'. Lovely fresh food. Though out our walk around the garden we were greeted by the beautiful peacocks roaming around enjoying the sunshine like us. Hopefully one day they will open up the castle to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangor, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited the museum and were most impressed with the displays of agricultural machinery also some bicycles. The Famine display is excellent and gives a most detailed story of the famine in Ireland and the devastion of the potato crops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Padstow, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went for a walk around here after some local friends recommended it to us and it was well worth the €3 per adult and €1 for our 6 year old son, we live in cornwall and have been round quite a few gardens but this one is my favourite, it is stunning, picture perfect castle, lovely lake walks, loads... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Castleford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We spent several hours walking the grounds and a had a great lunch in the Peacock Cafe.The museum was really interesting learnt a lot about the potato famine. The staff are really helpful and friendly. I hope my Granddaughter can get married there one-day - top venue for photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverstick, Cork, Ireland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved this place although you can't go into castle the grounds are fab and the museum was really interesting well worth a trip there

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Called in here and was pleasantly surprised, the gardens and lakes are lovely to walk around. This is topped off with a stop at the Peacock Cafe which has excellent food with a generous size for a very good price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautify spot for a walk and a picnic, the grounds are well maintained and fantastic for photos. Well worth a trip. (The castle itself isn't open to public). Great for kids to run around and let off some steam.....

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens also viewed

County Wexford, Province of Leinster
 
Fethard On Sea, County Wexford
Curracloe, County Wexford
 

Been to Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing