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Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition

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Address: off Wexford-Rosslare Rd. (N25) | Johnstown Castle, Ireland
Phone Number: 053 9184671
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Informative and Interesting with a Brilliant Tearoom

One of the best museums we have visited - very informative but in an engaging and fun way with lots of historical artifacts - we loved looking at the old carts and furniture. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mcmanus2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best museums we have visited - very informative but in an engaging and fun way with lots of historical artifacts - we loved looking at the old carts and furniture. The home baking and friendly service at the end was the cherry on the cake of a brilliant day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was closed for renovations, but the agricultural museum and famine exhibits were open; they were so well presented, and were geared for children and adults alike. Framed with kid-friendly activities, and informative displays for all ages.

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent exhibition, family friendly, the kids loved the quiz, good facilities. See my review for Johnstown Castle

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Do not rush through Co. Wexford in south-east Ireland and miss the delightful experience of a visit to this museum in the grounds of Johnstone Castle. This is now the home of the Irish Agricultural Museum and houses a unique collection of classic farm machinery and transport, as well as telling the extremely moving story of the Irish Potato Famine... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We all enjoyed this exhibition. Only thing that was disappointing was there was no heating on and by the time we got half way through the exhibition, we were all frozen!!!! Lovely coffee shop and very friendly staff. Walled garden was closed and sign posting not great around grounds. Lovely peacock.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Very informative on the great potatoe famine. The detail of cuase and effect are laid out very well. The farm equipment display is excellent with many rare hand tools. The historu of the Ferguson tractor is great. Was a little tricky to find but also follow the Teagasc signs

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This museum was very well done. I felt like I learned a lot that I didn't previously know before, especially not being from Ireland. They do a good job of telling the story not only of the area but also of the country. I would recommend a visit for the history lesson. Allow about three hours if you want to... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband, sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. They not only have farming equipment, but also how other household equipment has evolved, plus some furniture. It doesn’t seem like looking at old farm equipment and other household items would be very interesting, but we found it quite interesting and well done. The “jewel” of this museum was the Famine... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I realize that an agricultural museum may sound boring, but it wasn't at all. The exhibits were very well-done. I had read about the famine before, of course, but the museum really brought history to life. I got choked up at several points, thinking about how dependent the Irish population was on the potato crop and how much they suffered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Visited here last friday with our four children. The two older boys seized the opportunity to participate in filling out the quiz, 10 or so questions in relation to the exhibits. We all learnt so much, really enjoyed our time there. The man at the desk was friendly and knowledgeable. Boys got to pick out a pencil for completing the... More 

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