With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make 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.
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
Discover the chequered history of Johnstown Castle and its estate
Enjoy the largest display of Irish country furniture
Compare farmhouse kitchens through the ages
Take part in quizzes and trails (suitable for children)
History and heritage have a huge part to play in many of Ireland's tourist attractions, and a number of them do skirt around the subject of agriculture despite it being still to this day, a huge part of Ireland's culture and it's economy. Here at the Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle they focus wholeheartedly on the subject of farming and they have the largest amount of agricultural displays that I have ever seen in one museum. I had a really enjoyable day at Johnstown Castle and it's farming museum, and despite me only being able to stay for a couple of hours, I could of literally spent all day here. It's very hard in just 150 words to tell you how great this museum is, but I know once you have been there and experienced it for yourself, You will see exactly why I chose the Irish Agricultural Museum as one of my Top 100 Attractions in Ireland.