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Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition

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Interesting museum with a new entrance and visitor centre.

It is sometimes difficult to make farm machinery sound interesting. This museum has clearly been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So much to view...

Excellent collection of agricultural machinery and related authentic artefacts. Combined ticket... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Museum featuring extensive displays relating many aspects of life in rural Ireland in the former farm buildings of the Johnstown Castle estate. Large collection of Irish country furniture as well as farm machinery, reconstructed workshops, kitchens...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
off Wexford-Rosslare Rd. | Johnstown Castle, Ireland
+353 53 918 4671
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is sometimes difficult to make farm machinery sound interesting. This museum has clearly been put together by knowledgeable enthusiasts, and the newly opened facilities show that an effort is being made to attract a wider range of visitors. That said, I came mainly to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

Excellent collection of agricultural machinery and related authentic artefacts. Combined ticket purchased in conjunction with Johnstone castle, give yourselves at least 1.5 hours to take in all of the information, especially the exhibition on the Famine. Very good facilities, friendly staff and half a day...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We just went to walk around the gardens. Did not visit the museum at all. The gardens are lovely to walk around including a nice lake. Lots of peacocks, swans and some mandarin ducks which are fabulous. The castle is being rehabbed and will be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joannalan
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited this museum during our recent trip to Ireland from Canada. We were amazed at the number of locals who had no idea that they had such a gem within their midst. The museum took us about 3 hours to go through. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Ag museum has many pieces of historical farm equipment. Most is from the 20th century. Also has an informative famine museum

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum and famine exhibition with my family including my elderly parents...it was a great experience, so informative and interesting and such a beautiful place. The facilities were great as we're the people working there, they are so polite, helpful and friendly especially...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine F
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

OMG this place is amazing. Where the old fashioned machinery is, it is spotless and so bright. Some of these places smell but not this one. Can spend ages looking at the machinery and learn about old to new household equipment. The grounds we're lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank geraldineo159
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

A well set out series of exhibitions with something for everyone. Tickets are purchased as you drive in and it is a short and enjoyable stroll to the museum. Farm machinery features however there is a fantastic exhibit of the potatoes famine. 2 hours flew...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FelicityK76
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Called in here at the weekend as we were in the area and it was pouring rain! Was surprised by the amount of content they had, especially as it was so cheap! It was very well set up and done!! It was cold inside the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Fiona K
Reviewed January 12, 2018

We had only an hour visiting this site and only wish we had more. We concentrated on the Famine exhibition as that was our main interest which was fascinating but the rest of the Museum looked equally interesting. The Famine exhibit did not disappoint as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank terri k
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