Strokestown’s National Famine Museum wins ‘History Museum of the Year’

The National Famine Museum situated in Strokestown Park has been awarded ‘History Museum of the Year’ by the Luxury Travel Guide international awards.

This come less than a year after the state-of-the-art National Famine Museum opened to visitors.

The museum uses cutting-edge technology including projections and soundscapes to immerse visitors in the culture and day-to-day life of Ireland in the years before, during and after the Great Famine.

It also uses a mixture of imaginative scene-setting and innovative audio, audio-visual, and touchscreen resources, as well as a family activity guide which makes a visit a fascinating experience for people of all ages

Funding for the project came from €3.75 million under Fáilte Ireland’s Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016-2020 and €1.25 million from the owners of Strokestown Park House, Westward Holdings Ltd, in partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust.