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Cavan County Museum

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Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 49 8544070
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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cavan museum

Excellent place to visit , the old war trenches are fantastic and the indoor museum is well worth a visit kids and adults will enjoy

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cavan, Ireland
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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit , the old war trenches are fantastic and the indoor museum is well worth a visit kids and adults will enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Fantastic outdoor exhibition of World War 1 trenches, beautifully documented and constructed. Captivated the atmosphere of the war and its horrors through recordings, short descriptions and objects. Well worth a visit and would suit a variety of ages as easy to walkaround. Indoor exhibits well organised and presented. Rooms with various themes. Pleasantly surprised by the collections of artefacts. Educational.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a nice browse around here, particularly enjoyed the trenches. I was surprised it wasn't busier as it has good parking, a playground and picnic areas (I think). The Café looked a bit bleak though and not very inviting which was a shame as a nice one would draw people there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Cavan County Museum is off an non-descript road,which was a bit disconcerting initially. How quick my preconceptions changed once I entered the building. It is laid out over 3 floors and covers all aspects of Cavan and beyond. Stating at the top floor and working down would be my recommendation-this takes you back nearly a thousand years and explains... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I found this experience both exciting and disappointing. I came away with a feeling that I was somewhat cheated of the more in depth history of County Cavan. The building was beautiful and the history that it was a Nunnery could have been more documented.

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Southold, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great local museum with plenty of historical information on the County. I was looking for information on life in the early 1800s and found what I was looking for. Plenty of information the famine year also. Nice play ground on the grounds for children. Had coffee and scones in cafe(for 2 7 euro). For WWI buffs they have an outdoor... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We decided to visit this museum having heard about their World War One trench exhibit on the radio. Parking is free and there is a childrens playground beside the car park. Admission to the museum was €3 each for us which we found reasonable. There is a small gift shop as you enter. The exhibits are spread over three floors... More 

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Monaghan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had read about the WW1 trench at the back of the Cavan Museum and that was the purpose of our visit. We were surprised to be charged into the museum but the lady at the desk explained that they had to try and cover their costs. Our family ticket was €8 for 2 adults and one child. We went... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Headed here on a recent vacation in a downpour. We were greeted by the curator of the museum and I can tell you I have never been treated so kindly. She knew the history and pertinence of all that was there. Museum is housed in a former convent- interesting building. (Check out the floor.) Each and everyone we encountered was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband, my father-in-law & I were very excited about visiting the museum and particularly seeing the WW1 trench. My husband had called the museum on Thursday 2nd April around 11.30-12 to enquire as to whether the museum was open on Good Friday as there was no information on the website regarding this. The young guy who answered the phone... More 

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