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Cavan County Museum

Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
+353 49 854 4070
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A piece of history

We decided to go to the museum at the last minute. So glad we did. It is certainly worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Heather B
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Don’t get your hopes up!!

Called here one evening at four to be told they were closing even though it said they were open... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PadraicMc
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County Cavan, Ireland
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  • Excellent73%
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  • Average3%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“world war” (11 reviews)
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LOCATION
Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
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+353 49 854 4070
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"local history"
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"world war"
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"well worth a visit"
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"three floors"
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"trench experience"
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"former convent"
in 6 reviews
"family ticket"
in 5 reviews
"sound effects"
in 5 reviews
"percy french"
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"bronze age"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"on display"
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"no man's land"
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"great exhibition"
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"fantastic place"
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"prehistoric times"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to go to the museum at the last minute. So glad we did. It is certainly worth a visit. Lots of interesting exhibits inside over 3 floors but what we really enjoyed was the WW1 trenches. We initially started to view these on...More

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Called here one evening at four to be told they were closing even though it said they were open till 5! So we left and went back earlier the next week the. The main museum is the same as most places. The war trenches are...More

Thank PadraicMc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here primarily to learn about County Cavan history as we both had Cavan ancestors. We went outside to the WW1 trench exhibit and were blown away by how well it was done, focusing on the Battle of Somme. When we asked about how...More

Thank Debra M
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

A brilliant museum with so much historie and working together with schools from both sides of the border with their displayes was impressive. We got a guided tour and Michael had so much knowledge and going with him through the trenches was a great experience....More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We visited the museum last Saturday and spent an enjoyable couple of hours there. It is very easy to find being well signposted from all directions and there's an ample car park up at the top of the hill. Spread over three floors of a...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Amazing Museum with a great depth of exhibitions on display. We only had a couple of hours but could easily have spent a full day exploring all of the well-thought-out presentations. The WW1 trenches were particularly interesting.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

One of the best museums I've been to, the staff were more than helpful & extremely helpful. The outdoor exhibition was amazing & transported you back to 14/18 I found the whole experience very poignant. The inside exhibition was very informative of the whole area...More

Thank Nuala56
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This was once and until relatively recently, a Poor Clare Convent national School for Girls, a mixed national school, and is now the county museum. Spread over 3 floors, Cavan times are well represented from pre-history to 1916 and currently. There is an excellent section...More

Thank John D
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Really helpful staff and great exhibits to see I would recommend this to all. I even found a piece of information about Perth Australia.

Thank Geraldine B B
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. Loved the ww1 trench and lots of items from that era. A must visit in cavan if a bit of a drive to ballyjamesduff.

Thank 734runnerbrady
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We paid €5 for adult ticket. It was in June. Unbelievably good value for the quality of the museum.
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