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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting but small

I enjoyed the museum and thought it was interesting over all, something for everyone. I really enjoyed the trenches out back and the room that mimicked a real irish cottage.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tleaton
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the museum and thought it was interesting over all, something for everyone. I really enjoyed the trenches out back and the room that mimicked a real irish cottage.

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Virginia, Ireland
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great to see county museum great old building and has lot of local history and great staff very good parking facilities and good acess for handicap people

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Thank Herbert143
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect on my visit to this Museum....but was really surprised. Excellent exhibits and lots of information. ...well worth a visit.

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Thank LOIS M
Belfast
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There is something here for all of the family. The quality of the exhibits is very high and of interest to anybody who is interested in the history of Ireland. Make sure you leave enough time to visit the WW1 trenches exhibition outside. As one who has been to a few of these for real in Italy/Slovenia and the Dolomites... More 

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Thank MelAspires
N. Ireland
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This museum is housed over 3 floors of a former convent but the main exhibition is outside, a brilliant reconstruction of a 1st World War trench. The interior exhibits are very interesting, in all we were there for nearly 3 hours and the 3 euro admission fee was brilliant value.

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Thank Newtownabbey
Cavan, Ireland
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

visited Cavan Museum to see WW1 trenches, it was a cold rainy,dull day, the walk through the trenches was so realistic, haunting, sad, but it is a must see. The museum itself is full of local history done in great detail. Staff very friendly and helpful, and you can have a cuppa and relax there also. Do not leave this... More 

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Thank laurenjackmaura
Dublin Ireland
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. It has quite a lot to see over 3 floors. I enjoyed the exhibits on the Irish Famine , the first world war and the thing I enjoyed most was the 1st World War trenches outside. this is a must see. when in Cavin

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Thank bilcar31
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The museum is in an old convent behind the chapel as you enter Ballyjamesduff. It was very interesting to learn the local history and learn the story of the Farnham estate. There was an interesting exhibition of banners from local marching orders, along with a databasecontaining further details. Outside in a fenced off area which you are given a code... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a extremely nice, quaint museum for persons interested in local history. It is found in a three-story building that once housed nuns and young women wanting to join the convent. The museum focuses on local Irish history from prehistoric times up through the first world war. The exhibits are extremely well done. It is not the easiest building... More 

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Thank NCJim397
Virginia, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Interesting exhibitions of local and national interest. With a World War ! trench with stories and sounds of the horror of WWI

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