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Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition

off Wexford-Rosslare Rd. (N25) | Johnstown Castle, Ireland
053 9184671
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Type: Specialty Museums, Gardens
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Dublin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We all enjoyed this exhibition. Only thing that was disappointing was there was no heating on and by the time we got half way through the exhibition, we were all frozen!!!! Lovely coffee shop and very friendly staff. Walled garden was closed and sign posting not great around grounds. Lovely peacock.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Very informative on the great potatoe famine. The detail of cuase and effect are laid out very well. The farm equipment display is excellent with many rare hand tools. The historu of the Ferguson tractor is great. Was a little tricky to find but also follow the Teagasc signs

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San Francisco, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This museum was very well done. I felt like I learned a lot that I didn't previously know before, especially not being from Ireland. They do a good job of telling the story not only of the area but also of the country. I would recommend a visit for the history lesson. Allow about three hours if you want to... More

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Collierville, Tennessee
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139 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband, sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. They not only have farming equipment, but also how other household equipment has evolved, plus some furniture. It doesn’t seem like looking at old farm equipment and other household items would be very interesting, but we found it quite interesting and well done. The “jewel” of this museum was the Famine... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I realize that an agricultural museum may sound boring, but it wasn't at all. The exhibits were very well-done. I had read about the famine before, of course, but the museum really brought history to life. I got choked up at several points, thinking about how dependent the Irish population was on the potato crop and how much they suffered... More

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dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Visited here last friday with our four children. The two older boys seized the opportunity to participate in filling out the quiz, 10 or so questions in relation to the exhibits. We all learnt so much, really enjoyed our time there. The man at the desk was friendly and knowledgeable. Boys got to pick out a pencil for completing the... More

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West Sussex
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25 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I had intended to spend a few hours in the Johnstown Castle Gardens - see separate reviews- but the weather (why did nobody warn me in rains in Ireland!!!!😃) defeated me and I retreated to the Museum. I'm so glad I did! There is a well laid out journey through the agricultural history of Ireland with an especially good Famine... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Had a great day in Johnstown Castle with the grandchildren. We did the Easter egg hunt around the museum and it was wonderful. Staff were helpful and friendly. The kids loved the hunt. Would recommend this event to anyone. The museum was very interesting and the famine exhibition was very informative. Excellent day out for all. Gardens were lovely and... More

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Scarisbrick, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

there was room after room of amazing exhibits. the faminstory moving. The workhouse door was moving.. the staff friendly and helpful

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Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A
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49 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

this place could be a exciting place to visit but it lacks the drie to make it a want to visit kind of place, it could use an update on the progression since the past? nice people working there!

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