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Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition

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Address: off Wexford-Rosslare Rd. (N25) | Johnstown Castle, Ireland
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+353 53 918 4671
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museum featuring extensive displays relating many aspects of life in rural...

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 through the ages and exhibition about the Great Famine of the 1840s. Trails and quizzes available for children / families. Tea room and gift shop. Set within Johnstown Castle Gardens.

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This is an extremely informative museum and well worth the visit.A wonderful coffee shop that sells lovely cakes and a gift shop. This museum is Set in lovely grounds. You could... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is an extremely informative museum and well worth the visit.A wonderful coffee shop that sells lovely cakes and a gift shop. This museum is Set in lovely grounds. You could easy spend a good few hours here plus more in the garden on a nice day.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Just a few minutes drive from the Town of Wexford, these gardens are a wonderful location to visit, for gardener's the September month when we visited is when everything in colour is gone or changing. The castle itself is not open to visitors, it was used by the Irish overnment and now I guess they will try to find money... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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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Thank Mcmanus2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 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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Thank Brian L
Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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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