We’ve brought together answers to some of the questions people have before they visit us at Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens.
Planning Your Visit
You can book a tour, for you or your group, via our online booking portal here. Alternatively, you can arrange a booking via phone or email (see our contact page). Please note that phone and email bookings are not finalised until you have received your official booking confirmation.
No, booking in advance is not essential. However, we recommend booking for group visits or at peak times (school holidays, bank holidays, and Saturdays). You can book advance tickets via our ticket portal.
Booking on arrival is fine, though we cannot guarantee availability of guided tours.
If you are a member of the Irish Heritage Trust simply check in at reception to join a guided tour you do not need to book a seperate ticket.
I have just purchased membership but don’t yet have my membership number/card. How do I gain free access to Irish Heritage Trust properties?
You should receive you Irish Heritage Trust Membership upon signup. However if you are having any kind of issues with your mambership please ask a member of staff at reception.
Please confirm the email address entered is correct. If the email is not correct please contact us and we can alter the booking on the system.
Within your e-ticket/booking confirmation email, you will find an option to reschedule your visit.
If you have lost your Irish Heritage Trust membership card please contact reception if still on site. If you are off site you can call in to have a new card printed or contact us via phone or email
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens are cared for and managed by the Irish Heritage Trust, a not-for-profit heritage organisation. Ownership of the Castle and grounds remain with Teagasc.
Yes. We can cater for school groups of any age. We put together a number of tailored packages for schools.
Making a Booking
Yes. Spaces on tours are limited so we do ask that you book in advance. You can book your tickets here.
Our general admission ticket includes access to the gardens and the Irish Agricultural Museum.
Yes, a carers discount can be availed of on production of a valid carers card.