We aim to collect, conserve and ultimately display the material heritage and culture of County 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.
Opening Times Christmas 2019
Closed Monday 23rd December until Tuesday 31st December 2019
Reopening Tuesday 31st December 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day Wednesday 1st December 2020
Usual opening times from Thursday 2nd January 2020
Museum Education Programme
The Museum delivers Education Workshops for Primary, Secondary and Third Level Students covering WWI, 1916, The Famine and Emigration.
Younger visitors are always welcome
The Museum also welcomes younger visitors with our playground, gardens and interactives. Storytelling and clay-modeling are also available to children's groups on request.
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.