Join the Irish Heritage Trust to benefit from year-round access to some of Ireland’s most beautiful heritage houses and gardens, as well as intriguing museums and events.
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens and the Irish Heritage Trust
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust, which conserves and maintains important examples of Ireland’s heritage for the enjoyment of all.
The Irish Heritage Trust takes care of the visitor experience and education programmes here at Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens, as well as conservation, restoration, and maintenance work. Its care for the collections and visitor experience at our Irish Agricultural Museum has been recognised with interim Museum Standards accreditation, and the Irish Heritage Trust also spearheads the impressive volunteering programme, which has reconnected the castle and estate with the local community in lots of important ways.
What is the Irish Heritage Trust?
The Irish Heritage Trust is an independent non-profit organisation committed to protecting and conserving these wonderful places for all to enjoy.
Membership is a wonderful way to support Irish heritage conservation and make the most of Ireland’s wonderful houses, gardens, and museums across the changing seasons.
You’ll have year-round access to each of the Irish Heritage Trust’s properties, including Johnstown Castle, Fota House, and Strokestown Park House. You’ll also gain entry to the Irish Heritage Trust’s museums, which include the Irish Agricultural Museum here at Johnstown Castle Estate and the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Roscommon.
When you become a member of the Irish Heritage Trust, you gain:
- Unlimited entry to Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens, including pre-booked guided tours of the castle and its unique 86-metre-long servants’ subterranean passageway.
- Access to Johnstown Castle Estate’s gardens, parklands, 4km of walking trails, and woodland playground.
- 20% discount on admissions for friends and family when accompanying the membership holder.
- Discounted and free events across all three properties, including Easter and Halloween events.
- 1 Adult: €47.00
- 2 Adults: €80.00
- Concession (OAP/Student with valid student I.D): €40.00
- Child (5 – 16 years): €15 per child
- Infant (under 5 years): Complimentary
The family membership rate is capped at €140.00.
This membership includes 2 adults and any dependent children.
Please check Terms & Conditions for further details on proof of dependent children.
Note: All memberships are non-transferable and the membership card can only be used by
the person/family named on the card.
How Your Membership Helps the Irish Heritage Trust
By becoming a member of the Irish Heritage Trust, you are joining a community of people who share our passion for preserving the fabric of the properties we care for, along with the unique histories held within them.
Your membership fees help us to meet the ongoing costs of caring for historic estates. They also allow us to provide public access to their stories and collections through our museums and exhibitions, plus support learning by making our unique archives available to scholars of Irish heritage and culture.
Make a Gift of Irish Heritage Trust Membership
Give your favourite fan of Irish heritage the opportunity to enjoy Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens and explore Ireland’s great houses and gardens for a year. They’ll gain fresh insights at the Irish Heritage Trust’s museums, exhibitions, and events, and you’ll be supporting our efforts to protect and conserve some of Ireland’s most significant heritage sites.
Corporate Membership and Sponsorship Options
The Irish Heritage Trust welcomes enquiries from organisations that would like to financially support our work at Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens, either through a charitable donation or by sponsoring an aspect of our work on the site, including care for our collections, the Irish Agricultural Museum, exhibitions, or events.
Working with the Irish Heritage Trust and creating an association with Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens can provide your organisation with additional visibility, as well as the prestige associated with our efforts to protect and conserve Irish heritage.
Support for our conservation work can also contribute to your corporate responsibility goals, while sponsorship of our events programmes gives you access to diverse domestic and international audiences with a strong appreciation of heritage and culture.
Queries About Irish Heritage Trust Membership
If you have any queries about Irish Heritage Trust membership or supporting its work at Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum, and Gardens, please contact the Irish Heritage Trust’s membership team and they will be delighted to assist.