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Visitor facilities for schools

Whether you are joining us for a workshop, tour or event from our schools programme, here is some information about the facilities you may wish to use during your visit.

Self-Guided Visit

Your school can enjoy a self-guided visit (no tour or activity). Self-guided visits are generally more flexible to book but we DO need to know you're coming! Contact us and we will help you organise your trip. 

Activity/Resource Room/ Courtyard Education Space

This is where workshops take place. Find worksheets, clipboards, paper, crayons and pencils to use.

Handling Collection

Get hands-on with our Handling Collection - a range of objects from everyday life long ago. From a hen's nest to a lobster pot, there is lots to discover

Activity Carts

Find a range of materials at our Activity Carts located throughout the Museum Galleries, including clipboards, pencils, crayons and activity sheets.


The Museum buildings are fully wheelchair accessible with lifts to all levels and accessible restrooms. Wheelchairs are also available from Reception.
For groups with hearing difficulties and visual impairments, the Museum can provide large print version of the general tour and handling objects.


Cloakroom facilities are available at Reception. Children should bring as little baggage as possible. Purses and valuables should be kept on the person during the visit.


A selection of meal deals are available from the Museum café, including a vegetarian option.
For further information, contact Synge and Byrne: 

Lunch facilities

There is no lunch room at the Museum. However there are outdoor picnic areas (weather permitting).

Opening times

Sunday to Monday: 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday 

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Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755