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Address: Virginia Road | Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 49 8544070
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Almost museumed out!

Was a bit apprehensive visiting yet another small county museum but have to say I was slowly won over with the attention to detail and variety of exhibits. Loved the costumes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was a bit apprehensive visiting yet another small county museum but have to say I was slowly won over with the attention to detail and variety of exhibits. Loved the costumes. Also the outdoor to scale photographic representation of GPO and very clever use of containers to house a very good 1916 exhibition. Outdoor Trench exhibition also different. Staff were... More 

Thank BWCart
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum very much!! It was inexpensive to visit for seniors but top quality. It is in a former nun's convent with three stories of excellent exhibits. And to top that, right now there is a "WW1 Trenches" exhibit and a 1916-2016 "Easter Uprising" exhibit, in the grounds at the back, definitely both worth seeing! There is so... More 

Thank June C
Cavan, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is housed in what was a Convent and is situated up a small road behind the Catholic Church in the town. A visit to this museum is always a pleasant experience. Apart from the collection of artifacts on view there are regular exhibitions and talks. The "Trenches" which are a permanent memorial to those who died during World... More 

Thank mary4ngela
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard so much about the Museum, so after visiting my cousin I decided to pay a visit to the Museum. After paying the entrance fee and there was a large map of Cavan County in the front hall. Kingscourt town seems to have disappeared from the face of Cavan. I went back to reception and asked the women... More 

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some great displays of ALL kinds - well worth the trip into Ballyjamesduff. The world war 1 trench is great

Thank Jim B
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208 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum exhibits are interesting, if a little unrelated. A good exhibit on the Farnham family, which has been central to cavan's history. Best thing about this museum however is the WW1 exhibit that recreates the trenches of the war. Next best is the friendly staff and the reasonable prices on the coffee shop. Worth a look, if you're in... More 

Thank Rockyroad2dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is excellent especially for kids - the popular highlight being the WW1 trenches - I was very surprised at how large they were I fully expected a few metres but it's a large field trench. You don't know what is around the next corner & the sound effects are a real surprise (and fright) for kids especially. We... More 

Thank IrelandBee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Excellently run. So much to see and learn. All events there are fantastic and done extremely professionally.

Thank gerardine f
Greystones, Ireland
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Going to the Cavan Museum one expected the usual type museum but on arrival it is very clear this is a "real hidden gem" Really well worth a visit, great WW1 and 1916 exhibitions

Thank geojon
Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I learned so much about Irish history from the wonderful exhibits, which was very enjoyable. In addition walking through the WW1 trenches outside helped me feel what those men and women suffered for us. A very worthwhile experience!

Thank rcahill121

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