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Músaem Chontae Mhuineacháin aka Monaghan County Museum has an award-winning collection of over 50,000 objects, which tell the story of the county from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day. Accredited by the Heritage Council, Monaghan County Museum ranks among the most professionally run museums in Ireland.

Discover what it was like to live in Monaghan long ago; how people lived, travelled and communicated and uncover some seldom-told stories. Among the notable archaeological objects in the Museum, is Lisdrumturk Cauldron. The Museum also maintains a large collection of archival material, which include early estate records (rentals, maps and wages books) and local authority records. 

The museum website and Facebook page both have up to date information on collections and events.

Admission is FREE

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays
Visits outside opening hours can be arranged, contact the museum for more details. 047 82928

Visitor Facilities

  • There is no on-site parking at the museum, however on-street parking is available near the museum at a rate of 50c per hour and long term parking is available in several locations in the town at a rate of €1 per day.
  • Tours of the museum (prior booking essential)
  • Walking tours of Monaghan Town (prior booking essential)
  • Educational Workshops (prior booking essential)
  • Research facilities
  • Toilets with disabled access
  • Wheelchair available at reception
  • Hearing Loop System at Reception and Temporary Display Gallery
  • Enlarged text on display panels
  • Automatic doors
  • Virtual Tour of First Floor Displays on Ground Floor
Address 1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan.
Phone + 353 (0)47 82928
Parish(es) Monaghan
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Tourist Attraction