Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle
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Johnstown Castle Estate, Murntown, Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Farming enthusiasts, young and old alike, will delight in exploring this national museum of agricultural and rural life, set within 20 acres of the Johnstown Castle in County Wexford.
Irish Agricultural Museum has one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, it makes a wonderful day out for all the family – whatever the weather. Housed in the former estate farm buildings the museum offers lots to see, learn, do and enjoy for all ages.
Admire the large collection of beautifully restored tractors, carts, ploughs, threshing machines, stationary engines and dairy equipment. The exhibitions in the museum have been designed to display and explore a history of Irish agricultural life from the turn of the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. Staged over two floors and occupying 1,600 square metres, the galleries offer something for everyone See recreated workshops of traditional trades including blacksmith, cooper and wheelwright. Learn about ‘The Great Famine’ through an exhibition which vividly reveals what life was like before, during and after the famine.
The Museum has of a number of new educational sessions designed for school groups. If you are looking for a fun and educational place to bring your students - Check website for more details.
Irish Agricultural Museum is located in the grounds of Johnstown Castle and Gardens. The spectacular ornamental grounds and gardens surrounding the 19th century castle were designed by Daniel Robertson who is famed for the gardens at Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow.
Peacock Tea Room:
Located within the museum building, the Peacock Tea Room is now open throughout the year. Serving a range of speciality coffees and other hot drinks, the newly refurbished tea room provides a warm and welcoming environment for refreshment.