A very compelling story in another part of what the world was like during it's evolution in to today
The workhouse exhibition was very well structured and flowed well, providing the visitor with a real sense of appreciation of one individual's story from the era. This made the experience more personable. The scale model was also useful in order to grasp the layout of the workhouse when it was operational. The audio was really excellent. The staff at the... More
It has a great children's playground with a cafe, shop and museum. The cafe has plenty of space and a brilliant child friendly area with toys, books and blackboards. Always worth a visit
The workhouse facility was less than I had expected, but my disappointment in workhouse structure was quickly changed by the audio presentation provided. The existence of workhouses in Ireland, resulting from the famine of the 1840's is a tragic story that needs to be told and remembered by all. At this facility a part of this story is told through... More
I enjoyed this museum however it was not suitable for younger children as they would find it hard to concentrate. The audio tour around was interesting however this tour, even though the exhibition is small, takes some time so don't underestimate it. The tour was very informative and was priced well for 2 or so people but a large family... More
Well worth the visit, excellent displays with a wonderful audio story of a lady who lived at the workhouse. There is also a lovely cafe and gift shop.
An audio tour about Hannah's life during the famine. A sad story but well told and worth visiting. I think very young children probably wouldn't appreciate this, but you could always bribe them with the park next door :-)
The audio tour of the museum is very interesting and gives a good insight into the life of "wee Hannah" a woman who lived through the famine times. The museum is well set out and the staff were helpful.
This is a self-guided tour with headsets (4 euros) giving a glimpse into the wretched world of the old "poorhouses" that existed in Ireland during the 1800's. The exhibit consists of several rooms of scenes from the workhouse with mannequins dressed in rags and artifacts from the era. It is very well done. It follows the life of one of... More
Unfortunately on the day of my visit I had two tired kids who just wanted to get back home after playing in the brilliant park at the side of the building. I would have loved to have had time to fully appreciate the audio tour and properly immerse myself in the poignant tragedy of the workhouse. Pleasant staff and as... More
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