An interesting museum we recently visited is the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life which is located in Turlough Park, Castlebar in co.Mayo.
The museum let us explore the life of our rural ancestors who lived during the mid-19th to the mid -20th centuries. The Museum is housed in a purpose built building which is modern in appearance located in parkland and gardens of Turlough Park House.
The great news is that this museum is free admission and has free car park as well. And we must say it is a great museum which will be loved by all generations. There are so many displays ranging from trades and crafts to life in the community. Admire the old "push bikes", the old shop counter or blacksmith workplace, discover the traditions and celebrations in rural Ireland or just watch how turf was being gathered.
Discover the clothes being worn by our ancestors, check out the utensils and cooking pots used to boil potatoes above an open turf fire. We loved the museum and the displays, all of which are very informative.
The museum has also a great shop and cafe within the grounds and there is a great walk through the parkland.