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Covid-19 Update

Due to the Government’s decision to move to Level 3 within Government Plan for Living with Covid-19, Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum will be closed until further notice. If you have a castle tour booking, please contact us on 053 9184671 / info@johnstowncastle.ie

The Gardens, Lake Walks & Playground, & Shop will remain open 7 days as well as our visitor centre with a takeaway offering.

Visitor Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens. There is no need to book your visit to the Gardens or Irish Agricultural Museum (self-guided). However, Castle tours do need to be booked. (pre-book tour here)

Our opening hours are: 9.00am to 4.30pm, (last entry 3.30pm). The use of contactless payment will be greatly appreciated.

Directions

 

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

 

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 castle 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

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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 the 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 retail area.

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 café with indoor and outdoor seating, providing  a welcoming environment to relax and revive. We serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, wraps, delicious tray bakes and drinks. Gluten-free options are available. Please note that the last servings in the Café are 30 minutes before closing.