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Please note ‘Santa at the Castle’ is now fully booked and we have a waiting list. We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you all to the museum in 2017.

We were very saddened to hear the recent death of Peter Nolan, one of weekly restoration volunteers. Peter was one of the first volunteers who joined us at the Irish agriculture Museum in early 2014, and was involved in many … Continue reading

Visiting Us

The museum courtyard.

The museum courtyard.

The museum, tea-room and gardens are open throughout the year:-

Museum – Opening Hours:-

March to October:
Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm (9am-6pm July & Aug)
Weekends & Bank Hols: 11am-5pm (11am-6pm July & Aug)

Last admisson July/Aug: 4.45pm

November to February:
Monday – Friday: 9am-4pm
Weekends & Bank Hols: 11am-4pm

Closed: 24-26 December. (Open 27 Dec – 1 Jan 11am-4pm weather permitting)

Peacock Tea-room – Opening Hours:-

March to October:
Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm (9am-6pm July & Aug)
Weekends & Bank Hols: 11am-5pm (11am-6pm July & Aug)

November to February:
Monday – Friday: 9am-4pm
Weekends & Bank Hols: 11am-4pm

Closed: 24-26 December. (Open 27 Dec – 1 Jan 11am-4pm weather permitting)

Gardens – Opening Hours:-

March to October:
Monday – Friday: 9am-5.30pm (9am-6.30pm July & Aug)
Weekends & Bank Hols: 9am-5.30pm (9am-6.30pm July & Aug)

November to February:
Monday – Friday: 9am-4.30pm
Weekends & Bank Hols: 9am-4.30pm

Closed: 25-26 December

Museum & Castle Gardens Admission Prices 2017

Please note, those visiting the museum between March and October need to buy a combined ‘Gardens & Museum’ ticket. There is free entry to the gardens until 28 February.

Admission Charges

          Nov – Feb     March – Oct  
Gardens Free Museum Gardens Only Gardens & Museum
Adult €6 €3 €8
OAP / Group €5 €2 €6
Child / Student €4 €1 €4
Family €20 €8 €24

Annual Memberships

  Gardens Only Gardens & Museum
Single €15 €30
Joint €25 €40
Family €35 €50

 

Please note: If you wish to pre-book a ticket click here

School tours and group bookings are welcome

Accessibility   Both floors of the Museum and the Peacock Tea Room are fully wheelchair accessible. There is a lift to the first floor.

School Tours   Please see School Tours menu of website.

Group Tours   Please note the museum is a self-guided experience. Floor plans are provided which explain the theme of each of the 19 exhibitions.

Behind-the-scenes Tours   For groups interested in vintage machinery, we can provide behind-the-scenes tours on a Tuesday – so you can see some of the restoration projects being undertaken by our group of volunteers. Advanced booking essential. Tel 053 9184671.

 

 

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