Johnstown Membership

Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens Membership

A brand new “3 in 1” visitor experience at Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford is set to be unveiled at the Castle, Museum and Gardens in 2019. This is a hugely exciting addition for Irish tourism and is set to be one of Ireland’s foremost tourist attractions.

Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens is a beautiful national treasure which needs significant ongoing work and a substantial amount remains to be done in the coming years.  A great deal of time, attention and consideration was given to the new membership structure at Johnstown Estate.

From 1st April 2019 members will have full access to an extensive site including:

  • Guided tours of the Castle and Servants’ Tunnel (opening to the public for the first time)
  • A new Visitor Centre and Café
  • The Irish Agricultural Museum
  • The Ornamental Grounds with walks around the spectacular upper and lower lakes
  • A new woodland playground beside the lower lake
  • A new walk around the lower lake including additional pathways.

Members will also be able to avail of:

  • Free entry to current and new events planned for Johnstown Castle Estate such as the Easter egg hunt and Halloween.
  • Discounted pricing for guests of members.
  • Free entrance and guided tours to two other Irish Heritage Trust properties ( will be available to members:  Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens in Cork and the National Famine Museum & Strokestown Park in Roscommon.

In addition to all of this, those who purchase membership will help to ensure this Castle and Museum will thrive for future generations to enjoy.

Johnstown Castle will be operated by the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity which was set up to bridge the gap between those heritage properties fully supported by direct public funding and those in private ownership.

The Trust works to build financially resilient heritage properties through a combination of strategies, including commercial activities, membership, volunteering and corporate/other partnerships.  This is necessary to ensure that heritage properties like Johnstown Castle and its surrounding gardens and lakes can be supported, conserved and developed over the longer term for the benefit of the communities living in proximity to them.

This is the just beginning of the next phase of Johnstown’s journey and we hope members and new visitors will find lots to enjoy. The Irish Heritage Trust plans to continuously reinvest in Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens so that visitors and members experiences are constantly improving and changing according to the high standards expected in today’s world.

The Irish Heritage Trust will be hosting a public information event for regular visitors. This event is planned for January 2019 in order to outline all of the proposed changes and offer full details of the enhanced offering. The Irish Heritage Trust hopes that as many members as possible can attend, more information will be shared once available.

Please contact: or telephone 053 9184671.

Membership Type
Yearly Cost
Early Booking * Discount @ 20%
Monthly Cost
1 Adult
2 Adults 
Concession (OAP / Student)
Family: 2 Adults + 4 children (under 16)
Child (under 16)/ Children under 5:Free
*Before 1st April 2019