Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle
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The Irish Agricultural Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of Irish rural life, set within 20 acres of Johnstown Castle in County Wexford. Housed in the farm buildings of the castle, the collections represent all elements of rural life.
The Irish Agricultural Museum in County Wexford boasts one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country. The ideal destination for an outing for the whole family, the museum offers plenty to see, learn and do for all ages.
Farming enthusiasts, young and old alike, will delight in exploring the Irish Agricultural Museum, home to a large collection of beautifully restored tractors, carts, ploughs, threshing machines, stationary engines and dairy equipment. Exhibitions display and explore the history of Irish agricultural life from the turn of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century.
Housed over two floors and occupying 1,600 square metres, the galleries feature recreated workshops of traditional trades, including blacksmith, cooper and wheelwright. Visitors can explore the Great Famine through vivid exhibitions that reveal the reality of daily life before, during and after the famine.
The museum contains a number of new educational sessions designed for school groups. The Peacock Tea Room is located within the museum building and serves a range of speciality coffees and other hot drinks.
The 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, famous for designing the gardens of Powerscourt in County Wicklow.