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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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Great local museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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southold
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Cavan, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love going to museums and this was no different from the larger city ones - loads of information on Cavan and the surrounding townlands - lots to rooms to go and read - really quirky having it in the old house(can't remember didn't it use to be a convent??) If you want to brush up on Cavan History this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We traveled down to Cavan ww1 museum with our history group(S.A.S.H) Shankill Area Social History. We found the museum very interesting as down south the war was never really talked about. It is only lately that you could have remembered the brave soldiers from Southern Ireland who fought and died for the freedom we have today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Absolute fantastic museum an WW1 trench system really is a must visit ! It really has everything and at a very reasonable price and great coffee shop too ! Wonderful education tool for kids also !

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Cavan, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at the museum. We started with the trenches and could not get over the amount of work that went into buildng them. It was such a learning experience. The museum is excellent with something for everyone. It was very inexpensive a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Being in the area we decided to visit the cavan county museum. The building houses some great artefacts over a number of floors and they are extremely wide ranging. Admission is very reasonable 3 euro per adult. However, the World War 1 trench experience and exhibition is amazing and worth the visit alone. If you are in the area make... More 

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