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Visitor Facilities

Car parking, accessibility, lost property and other practical information

Our knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Help and assistance is available at the Reception Desk near the main entrance of the Museum Galleries.



  • There is a large free car park on site, including several designated disabled parking spaces
  • Car parking at the Museum is free 
  • For convenience, mobility impaired visitors may be set down and picked up at the front of Turlough Park House (near the main Museum Galleries)

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Information Desks

  • There are two information/reception desks. One is located just inside the main entrance of Turlough Park House. The second can be found at the Museum Galleries entrance on Level A


  • There are limited cloakroom facilities available at Reception in the Museum Galleries


  • Toilet facilities are located in three locations
    • In the Museum Galleries on Level A (the entrance level, near Reception)
    • On Level C (near the Education Rooms)
    • In Turlough Park House, near the café and gift shop 
  • There are wheelchair accessible toilets at each of these locations

Parenting Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilets next to Reception in the Museum Galleries
  • It is possible to take pushchairs/strollers around the Museum Galleries as it is fully accessible with lifts and ramps
  • Highchairs are available on request in the Museum Café
  • The Museum Café is a breastfeeding friendly location

Luggage Restrictions

  • Large backpacks, bags or suitcases should be left in the cloakroom for your convenience while visiting the Museum. Please ask at the Reception Desk on Level A for assistance when you arrive

Lifts and Access to the Galleries

  • The Museum Galleries are set out over four floors. There is a wheelchair accessible lift at the back of the main Museum Galleries on Level A. This lift provides access to all four floors of the Museum Galleries


  • There are seating areas available in all of the galleries
  • Mobile stools are also available upon request
  • Wheelchairs are also available from Reception if required
  • There are picnic areas and outdoor seating areas in a variety of locations around the museum grounds

Lost Property

  • If you are in the Museum, lost property queries can be made at the Reception Desk on Level A
  • Otherwise, please contact the Museum at +353 94 9031755
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