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Cultural Heritage

Museums of Mayo


Mayo has a network of museums and heritage centres dotted around the county involved in the collection, preservation and exhibition of aspects and artefacts of many aspects of our past which, individually and cumulatively, form an invaluable resource in representing and preserving our unique experience for present and future generations.

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life  in Turlough Park, Castlebar is the first branch of the National Museum of Ireland to be located outside of Dublin. Discover the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950 through this a national collection. Exhibits over the four floors include original artefacts and displays, captivating archival video footage and interactive screens.

The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland 

The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland was established by the Heritage Council to promote professional standards in the care of collections, and to recognise through accreditation the achievement of those standards within the Irish museum sector. 

Museums in Mayo participating in the programme include: 

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