We’ve brought together answers to some of the questions people have before they visit us at Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum.
Planning your visit
Is the National Famine Museum suitable for children?
Will bring answer over from education page!
Where can I find advice about accessibility?
We have gathered information on access supports on our accessibility page. It gives advice on everything from parking for disabled visitors, and ground surfaces for wheelchairs and pushchairs, to induction loops and allergens. If you have a question that isn’t answered there, contact us and we will do our best to help make sure you have an enjoyable visit to Strokestown Park.
How long should I allow for my visit?
We advise XXXX
Are Strokestown Park gardens and woodlands pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are welcome XXX. Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum and Strokestown Park House, as well as within the Visitor Centre and the Woodland Café.
Can I take photographs inside Strokestown Park House and the National Famine Museum?
Do you have free Wi-Fi for visitors to use?
Free Wi-Fi is available in the Strokestown Park Visitor Centre.
Making a booking
How do I book a guided tour?
Do I have to book a ticket online in advance?
No, booking in advance is not essential. However, we recommend booking for group visits or at peak times (school holidays, bank holidays, and Saturdays). You can book advance tickets via our ticket portal.
Can I book a ticket on the day?
Booking on arrival is fine, though we cannot guarantee availability of guided tours.
How do I book a group visit?
Do I have to wear a face covering in Strokestown Park House and the National Famine Museum?
Mask-wearing is no longer formally required indoors in Ireland, and so you can decide for yourself whether or not you will wear a mask during your visit to Strokestown Park House and the Natonal Famine Museum.
I am a member of the Irish Heritage Trust, Do I need to book a ticket to join a guided tour?
I have just purchased membership but don’t yet have my membership number/card. How do I gain free access to Irish Heritage Trust properties?
I can’t find or download my e-ticket / booking confirmation!
Can I change the date/time of my booking?
Within your e-ticket/booking confirmation email, you will find an option to reschedule your visit.
I can’t visit as planned. Am I entitled to a refund?
Personal and academic research
Can I visit the Strokestown Famine Archive?
The Strokestown archive isn’t open to the public, but its stories are shared in the National Famine Museum at Strokestown, where you can see documents from the archive on display.
Are there genealogy records at Strokestown?
The County Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Centre has been offering a research service to people with Roscommon roots since 1988. They are the official genealogy research centre for County Roscommon, and the designated centre of the Irish Family History Foundation.
They provide a professional genealogy research service, and each enquiry is individually researched. The Centre’s experienced researchers have in-depth knowledge of the county and the sources for each area.
How can I find more information about the artefacts on display?
Who do I contact about lost property?
If you left something important to you at Strokestown Park, get in touch with us and we will be delighted to check our lost property section for you.
Am I allowed to take my wedding photographs at Strokestown Park?
How can I volunteer at Strokestown Park House, Gardens & National Famine Museum?
How do I make a donation?