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Cavan County Museum

Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
353 49 8544070
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Cavan
Type: Museums
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
33 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent a pleasant couple of hours visiting. There are 3 floors of exhibits with lots of easy to read information and interactive exhibits covering the history of banners, The Famine, Emigration and general history. The recreated first world war trenches were also worth walking through. Our only criticism was we were unable to get a coffee in the cafe... More

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Loved this museum as it was very interactive and also the trench experience was totally unique, would recommend calling in!

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Though small it is worth a visit. The re-enactment of a world war one trench is of a very high standard and credit to the museum staff and designers. A hive of local history worth seeing and staff are friendly and helpful.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fairly small museum in the middle of Cavan county. We particularly enjoyed the displays on emigration - they were very educational.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museum was very interesting, with a great variety of Irish historical info. There were plenty of artefacts to keep you amused, especially related to GAA. By FAR, my favourite part of the museum was outside. The trench attraction. It was a series of trenches dug out with snippets of info about trench warfare and the lives of the soldiers... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

..... with the largest replica trench system in the British Isles outside. Whilst the museumn is a bit out of Cavan, it is with a visit. Well researched Breast War exhibition inside together with reseasrcvh on the local aristocratic Farnham family.

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Befast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Brilliant trenches dug to give an authentic feel!!! The building is lovely with a great history behind it, full of extremely informative information and artifacts.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Cavan County Museum is well worth a visit. The museum is in the old Covent and the history covers both the Order of Nuns that lived there and the local Gentry ie The Farnham family. The 1st World War is also a feature with the added bonus of the trenches outside. Good value for money and plenty of free... More

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londonderry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

has just installed a ww1 trench system to commemorate to first world war. The history of Cavan and its people were very interesting as was the feel of the old building

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The exhibits were laid out so well, the information posters were easy to read. The Farnham family portraits are so well displayed and wonder to see. The 3 floors of exhibits are all very interesting but the new 1st WW trench is so good, so real and the mine field is so realistic. A great day out for age groups.

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