Come and see how your great-grandparents coped with day to day living before the invention of indoor plumbing, electricity, and the automobile.

Step back in time into a fully furnished and equipped traditional Irish country kitchen of 100 years ago.

Located in the historic town of Youghal, Fox's Lane Museum is a small, privately run museum, providing a fascinating display of some 600 beautifully restored gadgets that trace the evolution and development of household conveniences and appliances used in the home, during the 1850s to the 1950s.

Displays feature manually operated vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and sewing machines dating back to the 1860s, the Edison Phonograph and early gramophones. See some very interesting telephones, typewriters and radios, as well as a very wide selection of food preparation and cooking equipment.

‚ÄčThe collection also includes old razors, blade sharpeners, Kodak cameras and stereoscopes, unusual obsolete items like button hooks, glove stretchers, curling tongs, sugar crushers, sausage makers, the cucumber straightner, hat iron, egg topper and much more.


Children are especially welcome when accompanied by parents or supervised by a teacher. A special questionnaire is available to help guide the tour and reinforce the learning experience for both young and old alike. There are interpretive display panels showing the historical background on items like washing machines, sewing machines, razors etc.

We also have a small reference library on antique Domestic Appliances on site, which can be accessed if visitors require further information on any item.front door photoEach item on display is clearly labeled - usually with some additional background information. To enhance the educational experience, knowledgeable tour guides are available to provide demonstrations and answer visitor questions.

‚ÄčThe Fox Lane Museum is a wheelchair friendly museum.

Times & Admission rates

Open during High Tourist Season, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Closed for lunch - 1.OOpm to 2.OOpm. Last admission: 5.3Opm.
Open any weekday of the year by prior appointment.
Allow at least 1 hour for your visit.

Adult: €4.00  Child: €2  Family: €10 (Parents + children under 16 yrs.)


For further information contact:
Pat & Ann Lynch
Youghal Visitor Centre
North Cross Lane
Phone: 024-91145
or Youghal Tourist Office
Market Square
Youghal Youghal
Phone: 024-20170
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