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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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The WW1 trenches outside this museum are a must see when in Cavin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dublin Ireland
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Dublin Ireland
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bilcar31
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Dave_J_Gordon
Salisbury, North Carolina
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103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank NCJim397
Virginia, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank veronica w
Erin, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Reasonable admission fee. Beautiful building. Well displayed exhibits on sports, war, trenches, famine, Cavan history. Spent 3hrs.here. The front desk staff were extremely friendly, informative and helpful.

1 Thank 666nancy
Patterson, ID
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

For a county-level museum, this is an extraordinary collection of local Irish history. We arrived with the expectation of spending an hour or so, but by the time we had spent two hours and they were closing shop, we realized this is at least a half-day undertaking to do it justice. A must-stop if you are in the Irish Midlands... More 

1 Thank JRGidaho
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Visited the museum in August, fantastic place and very friendly staff. Definitely worth a visits. Ended the visit with a scone and cup of tea - perfect.

Thank karen G
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

we the RAMS of 35 older men, took a day out to Cavan County Museum, and we were all greatly surprised with the artifacts, history, and ALL Cavan has to offer. great history on the Farnham house, a local gentry house. and some very old photos. it is an old Nuns convent, and lovely restored and preserved for future generations.... More 

Thank matt d
Moycullen, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by the vast knowledge contained in museum and outlay of museum. Entry was only 3e. It covered all aspects of Irish Life and Famine times. The World Wars 1 & 2 were touched on. Overall this was a great experience and one I would repeat. A fountain of knowledge friendly staff. If in the area be sure to... More 

Thank tomduffy68
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The receptionist was very helpful and suggested visiting the WW1 Trench first. It was brilliant and our two kids loved it. The museum itself is very well laid out and there is so much information to take in. The artefacts are amazing and the interactive digital displays were appreciated by the children. We will definitely be back.

Thank echurch21

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