The Country Life Museum is an impressive museum in the village of Turlough in County Mayo. Owned by the Dublin-based National Museum of Ireland, the museum aims to show the rural lifestyle of the Irish in 1850 and 1950. Some really interesting exhibits!
The Country Life Museum is housed in a chic and ultra-modern building. With its white façade pierced by designer windows, the building houses an important collection of everyday objects used by the Irish peasantry between 1850 and 1950.
The museum invites you to discover more than a century of agricultural history, marked by craftsmanship, the working of the land, and the beginning of modern farming machines. The museum is in itself very well done, and alternates exhibitions, period objects, and video documentaries. You will discover all the trades of the earth, the exploitation of water, and the different communities that helped each other at the time.
Note that the museum is located in the heart of Turlough Park House, a beautiful park with an old Georgian house, which served as the home of the museum’s caretaker. Nowadays, the place is really ideal for a walk in the middle of nature!