Explore Ireland's National Folklife Collection across four floors of modern, award-winning exhibition galleries. Objects, interactive audio and visual displays, rare photography and archive film footage depict the lifestyles, customs and traditions of our rural ancestors.
Visit historic Turlough Park House, located just next to the main museum galleries. This Victorian Gothic mansion dates to 1865. It was the ancestral home of the Fitzgeralds, an influential family of landowners with an interesting history in the region.
The Green Flag award-winning gardens are some of the loveliest in the region with lots of interesting features and things to see and do. Today, the gardens and grounds are maintained by the OPW and Mayo County Council.
There are several outdoor artworks located throughout the grounds. One such sculpture by Barry Linnane is called 'Portal' and reflects the circle of life. The lakeside sculpture is 'Raon an Tuthail' by Colm Brennan and is inspired by childhood memories of rushes being cut with a reaping hook.