Visit Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum, where local and national stories combine to shed fresh light on Ireland’s past.
Visit the National Famine Museum
Our immersive, new National Famine Museum brings compelling stories from the Great Irish Famine powerfully to life for visitor of all ages.
State-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays draw on local accounts and documents, as well as intriguing objects and national perspectives, to shed light on the darkest chapter in Ireland’s past.
Soak up the unique atmosphere of Strokestown Park House
Take a tour of Strokestown Park’s Georgian Palladian mansion – a kind of time capsule that reflects the authentic details of life in the Irish country house in centuries past, for gentry and servants alike!
The atmosphere of faded grandeur in this great Roscommon house, and its original collections of art, curios, and everyday objects, set across grand rooms and servants’ quarters, offer you vivid insights into what life was like for everyone, above and below stairs.
Explore Strokestown Park’s Walled Gardens and Woodlands
Wander through Strokestown Park’s charming walled gardens, its colourful pleasure gardens, and its wilder woodlands, where exotic and rare plants, historic architectural gems, heritage roses, and fernery are just some of the features that delight garden-lovers and amblers alike.
Choose an outdoor adventure on our family-friendly garden and woodland trails or take time to reflect as you explore this impressive Anglo-Irish estate, set in a tranquil, rural Roscommon landscape.
Experience the National Famine Way
Trace the footsteps of 1,490 poor and hungry people forced to walk 165km from the Strokestown Park Estate to Dublin in 1847 to escape the Great Irish Famine.
Walking or cycling this unique heritage trail connects you with their stories. It immerses you in the journey they took across now serene landscapes and the vibrant modern communities along the route too!
Learn about our collections
Call to our Woodland Café & Shop
Treat yourself to great coffee and cake after exploring the Estate, or call in to enjoy delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients in Strokestown Park’s airy Woodland Café.
Our shop, located in the Visitor Centre, is a must-visit too! There, you’ll find a great selection of books, local crafts, and gifts that will make thoughtful mementoes of your visit to Strokestown and the National Famine Museum.
Events at Strokestown Park
News and Events Carousel
Join us in the heart of Strokestown Park for events that explore the endless, compelling stories shared in the National Famine Museum and Strokestown Park House.
Our varied programme gives visitors of all ages wonderful opportunities to connect with Irish heritage and culture and enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of the Strokestown Park Estate.
- Join us for exciting exhibitions, fascinating talks, and world-class conferences that explore diverse topics from famine documents and conservation to art history and garden design .
- Immerse yourself in family-friendly festivals, seasonal celebrations, and cultural events that draw creatively on the many impressive backdrops across the Museum, House, and Estate.
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