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Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum

| Vesnoy, Strokestown, Ireland
+353 71 963 3013
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Brilliant museum

Irish Famine examined in great detail with very well presented displays and lots of detail... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tony B
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A must see for all the family

If you're interested in your Irish history then Strokestown House will certainly satisfy you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tigerosie
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Strokestown Park House is a time-capsule of the Ascendancy in decline juxtaposed with The National Famine Museum. A unique visitor attraction comprising a Georgian Palladian mansion which was once the home of the Anglo-Irish Pakenham-Mahon family, The Walled Pleasure gardens and the National Famine Museum. The National Famine Museum was established at Strokestown Park using original documents from the time which were unearthed during the restoration of The House in the 1980's. The occupying landlord at the time, Major Denis Mahon was assassinated in November 1847 at the height of The Great Irish Famine. A tour of The House gives an intimate insight into life in The Big House, upstairs and downstairs. The Irish National Famine Museum tells a different story and highlights the disparities between social classes during a tragic chapter of Irish History. The Walled gardens and Woodlands take you back again to the glorious surroundings of a planned Georgian estate.
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“house tour” (25 reviews)
“woodland walk” (14 reviews)
“the kitchen” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Vesnoy, Strokestown, Ireland
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+353 71 963 3013
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Irish Famine examined in great detail with very well presented displays and lots of detail, especially about the local landowning family, Mahon. Nice cafe. In pleasant park. Easy to spend half a day here. Not to be missed if in area.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in your Irish history then Strokestown House will certainly satisfy you. Packed full with original antiquities our tour guide provided us with a well informed program. We also toured the walled garden which although it didn't look it's best in late September...More

Thank Tigerosie
Events Coordina... S, Public Relations Manager at Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tigerosie, Thank you for your recent trip to Strokestown Park. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit so much. Its lovely to hear such positive comments from a satisfied customer. We hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the start, we decided only to see the museum, not the garden nor the estate buildings. So we did not have some of the disappointment others did. Pros: informative displays, self guided tour, mix of displays keep you engaged and interested, educational without being...More

Thank momarino143
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing visit. Three attractions sold at €13.50 per person. Walled gardens a disaster, completely overgrown with weeds everywhere. Famine museum better but could be more interactive. Did not go to house so can't comment on it. But Strokestown is part of Irish Heritage trust....More

Thank Maire R
Events Coordina... S, Public Relations Manager at Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Maire, Thank you for your recent trip to Strokestown Park. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. As you are probably aware Strokestown Park has in recent years been taken over by The Irish Heritage Trust, a charity committed to preserving historical...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is super easy to get to, literally one turn off the main road. We did the combo tour of the house and famine museum. I had been here several years ago and it seemed the famine museum had been improved since my last...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit here. Went five years ago but there have been changes. Fascinating history. Enjoyed reading all the historical documents and seeing the pictures and artefacts etc.

Thank lavender470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't my first visit to Strokestown House, but I felt that what was on offer this time (for a large group) could have been better, eg the tours of the house and museum are interesting, but the guides (summer interns) were not experienced and...More

Thank Cliveocr
Events Coordina... S, Public Relations Manager at Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to Strokestown Park and Irish National Famine Museum. I'm delighted that you found the tour of the house interesting. We employ a number of part-time, seasonal staff as tour guides during the busier times of year. Based on your feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is located in the left wing of Strokestown Manor, a substantial manor house which is also open to the public for guided tours. But I visited only the Famine Museum, which tells the story of the Great Famine which lasted from approximately 1845-1852,...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just dropped in for a soup and coffee. I had soup and bread and my wife had coffee. The coffee was fine but the vegetable soup was tasteless and I could not eat the bread. Flies buzzed around the eating area. The whole area could...More

Thank S1794GEmichael
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the cafe at Strokestown Park. We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. We have taken your complaints on board and are looking into how we can improve the service we provide. I hope you will reconsider...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from the large amount of wasps that were present on the day we were there, I highly recommend a visit to Strokestown and to do the House tour. It was so informative. Lets be honest the Famine in Ireland, should never have happened, and...More

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zorro766
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase your tickets when you get there. Very informal, but informative.
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Response from lancstraveller2000 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember it was one price for everything. I was there nearly all day (didn't open until 10.00am) and certainly visited the house, gardens and museum. Nice cafe and small gift shop as well.
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