Exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the stone age
up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of
human occupation in Cavan. Displays of notable interest include the
Killycluggin stone and the three-faced Corleck Head, two of the most
recognisable examples of Celtic spirituality in the country.
The museum also houses a medieval Dug-Out boat and a selection of
medieval Sheela-na-Gigs, as well as a Folk Life gallery depicting life
in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Newly-opened
galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French
and the Lords Farnham. Our temporary exhibition space plays host to
regular art shows given by local, national and international artists.