Cavan County Museum

The role of Cavan County Museum is to collect, conserve and display the material, cultural and historical heritage of County Cavan and its environs.

Originally a convent for the Poor Clare Sisters, the building dates back to 1872 and retains many of its architectural features. Today, it is home to a diverse array of exhibitions which communicate Cavan’s story within Ireland’s broader historical context.

The Museum’s outdoor space features our Award-Winning WWI Trench Experience, a permanent outdoor reconstruction which has been replicated according to the manual produced by the Irish Guards and used by the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the Somme, as well as The 1916 RisingBattle of the Somme and Road to War – Path to Reflection Exhibitions.

Internal galleries arranged over three floors feature a range of unique artefacts dating from the stone age to the twentieth century. Displays of notable interest include the Killycluggin stone, believed to be 4000-6000 years old, bog-butter, and a selection of Sheela-na-gigs. Other exhibitions include the Great Famine, Percy French, the Lords Farnham, the Pig-House Collection and The Women of Influence Exhibition.

Cavan County Council is the parent body of Cavan County Museum
Cavan County Council is the parent body of Cavan County Museum

Contact Details

Cavan County Museum

Cavan County Museum, Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, A82 YP70

GPS coordinates:


+353 49 8544070



Opening Hours

Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5  p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday


Adults €6   Children and Seniors €4   Family Ticket €14