Cavan County Museum

Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan
Tel:049-8544070

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Welcome to Cavan County Musem where we aim to collect, conserve and ultimately display the material heritage and culture of Co. Cavan and its environs, for the benefit of the public.

Exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the stone age up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of occupation in Cavan.

Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, two of the most recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country.

The museum also houses a medieval Dug-Out boat and a selection of medieval Sheela-na-Gigs, as well as a Folk Life gallery depicting life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Newly-opened galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French and the Lords Farnham. Our temporary exhibition space plays host to visiting and currently relevant exhibitions, whilst our Eden Gallery is home to regular art shows given by local and national artists.

The Museum also welcomes younger visitors with our playground and children's quiz. Storytelling and clay-modeling are also available to children's groups on request.

The oral history in Cavan Susan McCaffrey remembers the big snow of 1947


The oral history in Cavan. Susan McCaffrey remembers making bread.


The oral history in Cavan. Susan McCaffrey remembers Farm work-hay work.


Facilities and Services

Our coffee and craft shops are ideal for those wishing to relax and browse, and perhaps take with them a memento of their visit to the Museum.

The Museum caters for groups large and small, and guided tours are available on request. Our printed brochure provides further information relating to our exhibitions, galleries and artefacts on display. 

Younger visitors are always welcome

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Opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am
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5:00 pm
Sunday
2:00 pm
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6:00 pm

Latitude: 53.865225

Longitude: -7.20088