Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, A82 YP70

353 49 8544070

  • Road to War
    ‘Road to War; Path to Reflection’ tells the story of 15 people who died
    as a result of their part in the First World War.
  • WW1 Trench Experience
    The largest outdoor WWI replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK.
    Visit our World War One Trench Experience and Exhibition Gallery.
  • Visualising the Rising
    Step inside the chaos and turmoil of Easter 1916 with the
    exciting new 1916 Rising Experience and Exhibition at the Museum.

Cavan County Museum


The role of Cavan County Museum is to collect, conserve and display the material, cultural and historical heritage of County Cavan and its environs.

Originally a convent for the Poor Clare Sisters, the building dates back to 1872 and retains many of its architectural features. Today, it is home to a diverse array of exhibitions which communicate Cavan’s story within Ireland’s broader historical context.

The Museum’s outdoor space features our Award-Winning WWI Trench Experience, a permanent outdoor reconstruction which has been replicated according to the manual produced by the Irish Guards and used by the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the Somme, as well as The 1916 RisingBattle of the Somme and Road to War - Path to Reflection Exhibitions.

Internal galleries arranged over three floors feature a range of unique artefacts dating from the stone age to the twentieth century. Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone, believed to be 4000-6000 years old, bog-butter, and a selection of Sheela-na-gigs. Other exhibitions include the Great Famine, Percy French, the Lords Farnham, the Pig-House Collection and The Women of Influence Exhibition.

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES CAVAN COUNTY MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY 14TH MAY 2022. The museum will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 17th May 2022 as normal. We apologise for any inconvernience caused.


Cavan County Museum, Virginia Road,  Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, A82 YP70

Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5  p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday


Adults €6   Children and Seniors €4   Family Ticket €14



Tel: 353 49 8544070



No need to book in advance of your visit