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Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum

Strokestown Park Bawn Street | Vesnoy, Strokestown F42 H282, Ireland
+353 71 963 3013
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Strokestown Park - House, Gardens & National Famine Museum
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Strokestown Park House is a time-capsule of the Ascendancy in decline juxtaposed with The National Famine Museum. A unique visitor attraction comprising a Georgian Palladian mansion which was once the home of the Anglo-Irish Pakenham-Mahon family, The Walled Pleasure gardens and the National Famine Museum. The National Famine Museum was established at Strokestown Park using original documents from the time which were unearthed during restoration works in the 1980's. The occupying landlord, Major Denis Mahon was assassinated at the height of The Great Irish Famine. A tour of The House gives an intimate insight into life in The Big House, upstairs and downstairs. The Irish National Famine Museum tells a different story and highlights the disparities between social classes during a tragic chapter of Irish History. The Walled gardens and Woodlands take you back again to the glorious surroundings of a planned Georgian estate. Under Irish Heritage Trust management since 2015.
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“house tour” (28 reviews)
“the kitchen” (18 reviews)
“woodland walk” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Strokestown Park Bawn Street | Vesnoy, Strokestown F42 H282, Ireland
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+353 71 963 3013
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"house tour"
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"the kitchen"
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"woodland walk"
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"famine museum"
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"manor house"
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"walled garden"
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"potatoes"
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"big house"
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"gift shop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"potato famine"
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"couple of hours"
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"ask questions"
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"step back in time"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I chose just the museum ticket option due to limited time. There was simply too much reading to absorb and nothing I couldn't have found on the internet at home as it was more reading than any actual memorabilia to see. I also found the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a gem of a place. It provides a great insight and is well worth a visit. We recommend this as a 'top of the list' place to visit to those who come and stay at our centre who are looking to learn more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Strokestown house on a very busy day with bus tours and school children viewing the house,museum and gardens. Value for money.Cafe served fresh scones just out of the oven. Garden was disappointing in I was expecting well kept borders and vegetable area. Herbaceous borders...More

Thank 527annd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probable not the best place to bring kids, but anybody above the age of 15 should learn about this time in history and how the Irish people lived, died and over came this famine. Plus a tour of a 1740 mansion and gardens.

Thank Derick D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The manor house is well conserved, with many original and period furnishings. Guided tours are full of history and pride in the place. The kitchen is a highlight, but the rest of the house is awesome as well. The stables wing is converted to a...More

Thank DerWisconsinWanderer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the museum, house tour and gardens pass! Well worth our stay! The house history is interesting. The house s condition is eye opening and the kitchen is wonderful! Gardens were just beginning to bloom and the woods walk was fine—look for the fairies!

Thank Ann Marie L
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Headed here from Westport on a rainy day. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum exhibits, but the house tour was the highlight. They are in the renovation process, but the unique rooms and extensive furnishings make the tour fascinating. We spent about four hours which should...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit for an excellent overview of the history leading up to and aftermath of the Irish Famine. Allow plenty of time to read the exhibits in the museum, say an hour. House was interesting although in need of serious restoration. Excellent large...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This is a place every Irish person should see. Simple as that. And any visitor to these shores too. It's a mesnerisingly sad account of the shocking potato famine of the 1840's that wiped out over 1 million of the Population of Ireland and saw...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

An immensely moving and very detailed account of the experiences of Ireland during the Great Famine. Documents and artefacts, photographs and drawings, primary and secondary sources are used to great effect. The distress of the people and the efforts (or lack of them) of those...More

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zorro766
29 August 2016|
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Response from myl0ginname | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the door. Just keep in mind that the tours for the Manor House are at specific times. If you arrive beforehand you can still visit the Famine Museum and gardens at your own pace while waiting for the... More
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liamleary
16 June 2016|
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Response from lancstraveller2000 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember it was one price for everything. I was there nearly all day (didn't open until 10.00am) and certainly visited the house, gardens and museum. Nice cafe and small gift shop as well.
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