Home to the national folk life collection, the National Museum of Ireland Country Life, in Castlebar County Mayo, is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland. Winner of Museum of the Year in 2001, visitors to the museum's exhibition galleries are invited to experience the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950 through an innovative combination of artefacts and displays, archival video footage and interactive screens. The National Museum of Ireland Country Life, is located in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park amid magnificent gardens and an artificial lake and located alongside the restored Turlough Park House and its adjoining courtyards. Visitors can enjoy a range of public programmes including weekly craft demonstrations and workshops. Admission to these events is free but booking is necessary. Enjoy freshly baked produce and speciality teas and coffees at the Museum Café. The gift shop stocks a broad range of specialist books and Museum-branded and hand crafted gifts to suit all budgets.