Mayo’s rich heritage is to be seen around almost every corner, while each of the museums opens a window onto the past in the county and further afield.
The variety to be seen in these centres is astonishing – from the National Museum devoted to telling the story of rural living; to one which commemorates a single important figure from Ireland’s struggle towards economic and political independence; as well as a remarkable collection of political memorabilia and artefacts gathered by one Mayo man.
There are many other small museums, heritage and interpretative centres in Mayo that are well worth a visit, such as
- Achill Archaeological Field School, Achill Island
- Ballintubber Abbey, Ballintubber, Claremorris
- Céide Fields Visitor Centre, Ballycastle
- Clew Bay Heritage Centre, The Quay, Westport
- Clogher Heritage Complex, Clogher
- Teach Na Miosa, Croagh Patrick, Westport
- Belcarra Eviction Cottage, Belcarra, Castlebar
- Fr Peyton Memorial Centre, Attymass, Ballina
- Foxford Woollen Mills, Foxford
- Hennigan's Heritage Centre, Killasser, Swinford
- Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre , Eachleim, Blacksod
- Kiltimagh Museum, Old Railway Station, Kiltimagh
- Knock Folk Museum, Knock Shrine Grounds, Knock
- Mayo Abbey, Mayo Abbey Village, Claremorris
- Mayo North Heritage Centre, Enniscoe, Ballina
- Partry House, Partry
- Quiet Man Cottage Museum, Cong Village
For more information on Mayo museums, visit the dedicated museums of Mayo website here.