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Fox's Lane Folk Museum
Fox's Lane Folk Museum
Located in the historic town of Youghal, Fox's Lane Museum is an intimate, privately run museum, providing a fascinating display of some 600 beautifully restored gadgets.
Trace the evolution and development of household conveniences and appliances used in the home, during the 1850s to the 1950s through a guided tour or simply browse yourself!
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.
The 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.
Each 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.
There are interpretive display panels showing the historical background on items like washing machines, sewing machines, razors etc. A small reference library on antique Domestic Appliances on site can be accessed if visitors require further information on any item.

Fox's Lane, Youghal Co Cork
t: +353 (0) 24 91145
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