Welcome to Russborough House & Parklands

Our award winning House Tours along with the Shop & Café will be closed until March 1st. 

This year we are exhibiting a significant body of works from the Milltown Collection alongside the Beit Collection. 

Join us to Rediscover Russborough. 

Christmas closing of Russborough House & Parklands

Parklands, house tours & tea rooms open up to and including Saturday 22nd December.

Parklands open for walks on Sunday 23rd December 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but house & tea rooms closed.

Parklands closed and locked from Monday 24th December to 30th December 2018 inclusive no access available


Reopening of Parklands from Monday 31st December 2018 onwards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but house & tea rooms
will remain closed until March 1 st, 2019

Where History and Culture Live On

Treasured Historic House in Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Directions To Russborough

 November & December Tour Times

Guided House tours available:

Weekdays: at 12 noon - 1p.m. - 2p.m. - 3p.m. & Twilight Tour 4 p.m.

Weekends: at 11 a.m. - 12 noon - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. & Twilight Tour 4 p.m.

Our Mission

We aim to promote the advancement of education in the fine arts in Ireland and also to enrich the cultural life of the nation by promoting art, craft and music.

Important Information for Visitors

Plan Your Visit

Essential information to help you make the most of your day at Russborough including opening times, house tour schedule, directions, accessibility, admission prices and details of our tearooms. 

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A Great Day Out for the Family

A Great Day Out for the Family

From the excellent playground to a magical fairy island and maze, parkland walks and walled garden, artist's studios and the National Bird of Prey Centre, there's no better place to get out in the fresh air. 

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Everything You Need to Know

What’s On

Russborough hosts a variety of fun and exciting annual and special events. From music performances to garden shows, sports events, and cultural programming, everyone will find something to enjoy. 

Exciting Exhibitions and Guided Tours

House Tour & Exhibition 

Outstanding architecture with nearly three centuries of fascinating history and magnificent collections, the house and exhibition centre shouldn't be missed. Book online to avail of a discount

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While she was President of Ireland, Mrs Mary McAleese visited Russborough House & Parklands. She left this message in our visitor book:

“Thank you and congratulations to those who care for this beautiful place – so that the many visitors can relish and enjoy it as I have today”
September 17th, 2011

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During the visit of Mr. Simon Harris, T.D. Minister for Health, he said:

“Thank you so much to all of you who work so hard to protect and promote this wonderful house and it’s heritage. A beautiful treasure in our County & Country “

Friday 17th August, 2018

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Mark Bence-Jones is a British writer known mainly for his books on Irish architecture and the British aristocracy.

“In one of his coffee table books, he refers to Russborough as: “The most beautiful house in Ireland”

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