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Visitor Information

Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens offers an abundance of activities for all ages. We recommend allowing a minimum of 2-3 hours to fully enjoy the site:

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the restored 19th-century Castle and unique servants’ tunnel – the longest domestic servants’ tunnel in Ireland
  • Take a look at the fascinating Irish Agricultural Museum which displays one of the most comprehensive exhibits of farming and rural life in Ireland
  • Explore over 4km of picturesque lake and ornamental garden walks – including the fully accessible new 1.5km lower lake walk, great for all members of the family including our dog friends!
  • Take your children to the new woodland children’s play area beside the new lower lake walk.
  • Relax with your picnic around the lakes and watch the peacocks strut by displaying their finery at the castle lakeside with its Gothic towers, waterfall and statues.
  • We advise you to pre-book your castle tour to avoid disappointment. Book here.
  • Our car park is free, we look forward to welcoming you to our new Visitor Centre including the café and shop.

Opening Times

Summer: 9.00am – 5.30pm: (1st March – 31st October)

Winter: 9.00am – 4.30pm: (1st November – 28th February)

(last entry to gardens one hour before closing)

 

Daily Rates

The Daily Ticket rates include entry to the Irish Agricultural Museum, Ornamental Gardens and Lake Walks.  Entry to the Castle and Servants’ Tunnel which is by guided tour (pre-booked) is extra. See below prices.  Book your visit here.

 

  Entry to Gardens & Museum Castle Guided Tour

(Extra)

Adult €9 €4
Child (5-16) €4 €2
Child (Under 5) Free Free
Concession (OAP/Student) €7 €3
Family (2 Adults + 4 Children) €24 €11

 

Annual Membership of the Irish Heritage Trust is also available with many benefits.  Information is available here

 

Directions

 

Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens is a ten-minute drive from Wexford town. Follow signage from the N25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note the new access road to Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens, replacing the previous entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility

The Castle is fully accessible on guided tours and a lift is available if required.  We advise caution when walking through the 86 metre underground tunnel. The Irish Agricultural Museum’s first floor is fully accessible with a lift. Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens is an extensive estate, including the Daniel Robertson Ornamental Gardens and the new 1.5km lower lake walk. For those with mobility issues, conditions are variable depending on the weather. Please contact a staff member for more information in advance of your visit, on 053 9184671.

 

Visitor Centre and Café

Our purpose-built Visitor Centre is open all year round and includes a 160 seat Café with indoor and outdoor seating, provides a welcoming environment to relax and revive. We serve soup, a wide variety of sandwiches, delicious desserts and drinks. Gluten-free options are available. Please note that the last servings in the Café are 30 minutes before closing.