How to Find the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

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The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is located in Turlough Park just outside Turlough Village, on the N5 approximately eight kilometres east of Castlebar. 

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Getting to the Museum by Car

The museum is well signposted along the N5 route in both directions.
(Look out for large brown signs stating 'Museum of Country Life'.)

Route suggestions:
  • From Dublin: N4, N5.
    Approximate distance 240km, 3.5 hours journey time.
  • From Galway: N84, N5.
    Approximate distance 80km, 1.5 hours journey time.
  • From Sligo: N17, N5.
    Approximate distance 80km, 
    1.5 hours journey time.
  • From Limerick: N18, N17, N60, N84, N5.
    Approximate distance 170km, 2.5 hours journey time.
  • From Cork: N20, N18, N17, N60, N84, N5.
    Approximate distance 270km, 4 hours journey time.
  • From Belfast: M1, A4, N16, N4, N17, N5.
    Approximate distance 172 miles, 4 hours journey time.
  • From Knock Airport: R376, N17, N5.
    Approximate distance 40km, 40min journey time.
  • From Shannon Airport: N19, N18, N17, N60, N84, N5.
    Approximate distance: 160km, 2.5 hours journey time.

Once you have turned off from the N5, drive for about 5 minutes and the Museum entrance will be on left hand side. The iron gated entrance is flanked by flag poles so you can't miss it!
 
The Museum can also be reached by taking the old Castlebar to Turlough road from Castlebar Town.

Free parking is available on site, including several designated disabled spaces.

Using GPS Coordinates

If you have a sat-nav or mapping application, you can locate the drivers' entrance at the following coordinates: 53.883986, -9.212476.

Getting to the Museum by Public Transport

All Four National Museum of Ireland Locations

We have three museums in Dublin and one in Co Mayo. See Google Map of all four museum locations.Links to external website

 
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Directions to Other National Museum of Ireland Locations

As well as Country Life in Co. Mayo, there are three museums in Dublin:

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Archaeology, Kildare Street

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Natural History, Merrion Street

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