Victorian Darkroom Specialty Tour

Travel back in time and visit our Victorian darkroom and laboratory. Dating from the late 1800s it was created by Henry Pakenham Mahon, an enthusiastic early photographer.

Our extremely rare, intact Victorian darkroom and laboratory is one of the oldest and finest on public display in the UK and Ireland. Henry used his wealth and knowledge to pursue this expensive and complicated hobby and within his laboratory, visitors will see his collection of cameras, glass plate negatives, and notebooks, developing and enlarging equipment and materials giving a unique opportunity to learn the history of photography through the eyes of an Irish Landlord.

Also includes access to the National Famine Museum with
an audio guide and access to Victorian walled Gardens and

Bookings are dependent on guide availability for this specialty tour

Curator Tour

A person wearing a white glove dusting an ornate picture frame.

Delve deeper into the history of Strokestown Park House and National Famine Museum with our Curator and Archivist on a fully bespoke, guided tour, tailored to suit each individual group.
This behind-the-scenes tour also includes time to view documents from the Strokestown Park Famine Archive.

The Archive is of national and international importance and gives a complete and balanced record of this estate over a 300-year period, including during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s.

Contact us to book and design your bespoke tour. Bookings are dependent on Curator availability. Please allow for a minimum of 2 hours for this experience.

For information on the National Famine Museum visit here