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Visit, learn and explore together at the award-winning National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Family events

The Museum has a vibrant and engaging Calendar of Events with lots of activities, tours and workshops year round for families to enjoy together. Find an upcoming event and plan your visit.

Top things for families to enjoy together

Use our fun and free family resources to help you make the most of your visit to the Museum

Activity sheets and trails

Hunt for Peadar the pygmy shrew, take the animal trail challenge or choose your favourite object. Collect an activity sheet, clipboard and pencils at reception or at the Activity Carts in the galleries to enjoy a self-guided activity trail together.

Family areas

You will find out fun, family activity areas with games, books and resources on Level C and get a great view of the ancient Round Tower while you colour-in or finish a jigsaw.

Handling Collections  

Experience history by handling the vast range of objects throughout the galleries and keep an eye out for the green ‘Please Touch’ signs.

Traditional games box

Learn to play Queenie-I-O, five slates, skittles and other classic street games. Borrow the games box from Reception and set-up your games outdoors.

Dress up!

What would you have worn in the 1900s? Find the dress-up station and try on some clothes from long ago.

Garden adventure

Explore the Green Flag award-winning gardens and woodlands of Turlough Park. There is lots to see and do. Find the model thatch cottage, or try to identify the oldest tree in the grounds!

Woodland playground

Visit the woodland playground and enjoy the monkey bars, swings and giant, hillside slide.


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Country Life

Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755