Tours, Floor Plans, & Guidebook

Crafts and the Environment - Harvest - National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is perfect for browsing at your own leisure. We also run tours and workshops...


  • Drop-in Events and Workshops give families with young children a chance to handle objects and experience the Museum in a unique and exciting way. Please check the Calendar of Events for times and costs.
  • Group Tours and Education Programmes can be arranged by contacting the Education & Outreach Department by email, phone +353 94 9031751, or using the booking form. At least one month's notice is required when requesting tours. Find out more about what Schools & Groups can do in the Museum. 
  • Currently we are unable to provide guided Tours for Language Schools, so all visits are self-directed. Advance notice of your visit should still be given so that the Museum can accommodate your group size. More information on Language School Group Visits.

Self-Directed Visit

The main benefit of a self-directed visit is that you can take in the Museum's collections at your own pace and focus on the areas that are of a particular interest to you. Don't forget, however, that our knowledgeable attendants and staff are on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.

To help plan your visit:

Floor Plans

For a quick overview of the exhibitions, pick up a floor plan when you are at the Museum or download your own pdf copy:


Country Life Guide Book cover
The Country Life Guidebook (pictured left) is available from the Museum shop.

It is a beautiful collection of illustration, images and in-depth information about the exhibitions.

Guidebooks and floorplans are also available in multiple languages.

Visitor Vox Pop

Country Life Visitor Vox Pop Image
"It brought back lots of memories for me, I learnt a lot from it, and thought it was a very interesting experience...there were a number of objects, in the kitchen for example, that I would have seen with my grandmother..."

Watch Vox Pop (00:38)

Watch more Country Life Visitor Vox Pops

Want a Quick Spin Around?

Working on the Land - Gallery View - Level C - Museum of Country Life
Check out 360° views of some of the main exhibitions in Country Life:

360° Exhibition Images
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