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“fantastic exhibits”

Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum
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San Diego, California
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223 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“fantastic exhibits”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Fantastic exhibits, and very spacious grounds. Allow 2-3 hours. Café for lunch. Excellent bookshop and gift shop. Multimedia displays. Very well organized with historical references, photos, and more.

Visited July 2013
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Strokestown, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“seriously worth a visit”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

its one of Ireland hidden treasures! reasonable compared to others large houses 13.50 for adults for entrance to 4 acre walled gardens ,famine museum and tour of the house(45 mins long). although between December and march there is only one tour a day (2:30) being that its not the tourist season ,its just nice to see it open all year around and once the season begins there is three tours a day and you can book extra one for groups. also in the off season if you have a few people and ring ahead they will fit you in for a tour at a time that suits you. the restaurant doesn't look much but the food is delicious ,slightly expensive but the taste is great you wont be disappointed. overall worth a visit if you in the area!

Visited February 2014
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Roscommon, Ireland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Strokestown House and Famine Museum”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Strokestown House, a tourist venue open and alive to the public, taking the guided tour you will relive the Famine experience for the Roscommon people during those time with period pieces from that era. The guided tour is well worth doing, as you enter the period house which featured on RTE about a year ago when Reliving life for those Gentry who occupied the Big House when active. The historical kitchen is a great place for musical events, particularly traditional sessions, and The Strokestown Poetry Festival is hosted there annually. The SiarSceal Festival production was hosted there 2010 and the Canadian Ambassador was Guest of Honour as part of the historical story of Strokestown House and their connections with Canada as part of the famine evictions. The Café is a lovely place for lunch, and they also have a shop. Lovely grounds and land to stroll as part of the history. A very open place to enjoy either for a trip, or an afternoons day out. great for family, Irish History at its best, and fab grounds to enjoy, picnic. Situated in Strokestown Town, the drive sweeps up to the period house itself, well worth the historical tour, or a trad session, or just to enjoy for itself.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting visit”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The grounds around the house and museum look lovely, I would imagine in summer it would be great, in winter not so much. The house tour itself is interesting and the famine museum is good if you are interested in that part of Irish history, the museum itself is rather unconventional in the sense it doesn't have lots of exhibits but it is definitely worth a look.

Visited December 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“undewhelmed”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I only visited the café and shop...but looking at the pricing for museum and gardens and house, i agree with other feedback-seemed pricey. Book shop was disappointing really,expected to see loads and loads of famine books,with maybe a recommendation on what to buy to start your investigation,understanding.Will go back to visit the nusuem,given this is the national famine museum,there is no excuse,this should be awesome,judging by some reviews,its far from that.

Visited January 2014
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