The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is located at Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 HY31 - just 30 minutes from the Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way.
- Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
- Sunday and Monday, 1pm to 5pm
- Closed Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day and Good Friday
There is no longer a requirement to book tickets to visit the museum. However, mask wearing remains mandatory until the 28th February.
The museum is easily accessed just off the N5 (Dublin to Westport route). It is well signposted along the N5 in both directions. Once you have turned off from the N5, drive for about five minutes and the Museum entrance will be on the left hand side. The iron gated entrance is flanked by large flag poles.
Main road routes
From Dublin: N4, N5. Approximate distance 240km, 3 hours journey time
From Galway: N84, N5. Approximate distance 80km, 1 hour journey time
From Sligo: N17, N5. Approximate distance 80km, 1 hour journey time
From Limerick: N18, N17, N60, N84, N5. Approximate distance 170km, 2 hours journey time
From Cork: N20, N18, N17, N60, N84, N5. Approximate distance 270km, 3.5 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, 30min journey time
From Shannon Airport: N19, N18, N17, N60, N84, N5. Approximate distance: 160km, 2 hours journey time
For further information on Bus Éireann routes and times, visit www.buseireann.ie or contact Bus Éireann, Ballina, on +353 96 71800. For train routes and times, contact Castlebar Train Station on +353 94 902 1222 or visit www.irishrail.ie.
There is a large car park on site, and parking is free. There are several designated disability parking spaces. There is a set-down and pick-up area in front of Turlough Park House (near the main exhibition galleries) for mobility impaired visitors.
The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts to all floors within the exhibition galleries. Find out more about accessibility at the NMI - Country Life.
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