A Variety of Ways to Engage with Our Collection

School Visits

Under the OPW Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme we offer free tours of Farmleigh House to primary and secondary schools. (Advance booking essential).

Under this scheme, all primary and second-level pupils, can visit Office of Public Works sites free of charge. Visits must be booked during the school year and follow the national curriculum approved by the Department of Education and Skills. For your own comfort consider choosing the low season for your trip – less crowding will mean more space for your group to explore.

Full Terms and Conditions are available here.

To book a visit or to find out further information, please phone 01 815 5914 or email

Secondary School Resources

Secondary schools can book free class tours of Farmleigh House and Estate. Discover what life was like in the 19th century for the Guinness family at Farmleigh. Farmleigh dates to the 1880s and belonged to Edward Cecil Guinness, great grandson of the famous Arthur Guinness. Visit the beautiful interiors and discover the differences between life in a big house 140 years ago and life today. Discover the fine wood carving, stuccowork, art collections and lots more. Farmleigh estate also boasts a walled garden, sunken garden,  a variety of follies and a number of modern sculptures.

For themed tours focusing on the architecture of Farmleigh House, the art collections or guided tours as Gaeilge contact us on 01 815 5914 or email