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

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth a visit.

The Castle is a fine example of gothic archicture and is in great condition but is crying out to be cared for. The castle history is hidden away behind some dirty windows and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
AnnM06022011
,
Waterford, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Waterford, Ireland
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Castle is a fine example of gothic archicture and is in great condition but is crying out to be cared for. The castle history is hidden away behind some dirty windows and is faded and tired. The castle windows need to be replaced. With some love and attention this could look great. The grounds are lovely with some great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Christchurch
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We inadvertently stumbled across this place and so glad that we did. Really informative and interesting museum (the famine exhibition is worth the entry fee alone as its informative and beautifully set out). Then I would recommend some cake in the sunshine and a wander around the garden to walk it off!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Espoo, Finland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very beautiful surroundings. Peacocks, that wonders around freely, were fun. Be sure to visit the cafe to eat delicious pastries.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wexford, Ireland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I really love this castle, grounds and museum. Beautiful walks around the gardens and Lake with a walled garden. The castle is currently off limits but it will be opening to the public in the coming years. Great place to let the kids run with a picnic area over at the agri museum. The museum has some great old Irish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
inverness
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited here yesterday , their is a lovely walk around the loch and the scenery is stunning well worth a visit, the museum is very interesting. The only thing that let it down was the staff in the restaurant they were unhelpful and disinterested. There was only one other couple when we were in yesterday but not a smile... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent hours here a few weeks ago and it certainly was money well spent. For €8 per person we got to visit the agricultural museum full of every item we remembered seeing in granny's house and all the tools used by farmers in the past. It was very interesting to read about where items had been donated from. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leicestershire
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful castle ( unfortunately not yet open to visitors) awaiting renovation when, I imagine, it will be truly stunning! I testing agricultural exhibition and nice tea room.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cork, Ireland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 2
ireland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?