The National Famine Museum and Strokestown Park located in Co. Roscommon is a unique and historic attraction comprised of a Georgian Palladian Mansion, the National Famine Museum and 100 acres of gardens and woodland. This project involves the upgrade and extension of current facilities to transform offerings into a new state-of-the-art Museum with the potential to create immersive visitor experiences that bring to life significant stories which have shaped Ireland’s heritage and culture.The project includes the extension and refurbishment works to the existing visitors centre, including the extension of the café area and creation of an outdoor terrace, and the development of a new visitor centre within the existing courtyard. In addition, extension and refurbishment work will be undertaken on the stable building, including a new lobby, upgrading of toilet facilities and the conversion of the existing ground floor stables into an event space, and upgrade to the existing car park facility.
Commenting on the opening John O’Driscoll, General Manager at The National Famine Museum & Strokestown Park said, “We are delighted to re-open our doors to welcome visitors to a brand-new experience and we offer a wide a range of things to do for all ages. We are also looking forward to welcoming back visitors who may have been here before and driving visitor numbers further for the tourism industry right across Roscommon and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.”