Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
A cosy museum within easy walking distance of town centre. If you are discovering the places to see in Co Antrim this is a perfect pit-stop on your journey of discovery along the Antrim Coast Road from Belfast.
Given it is one of Northern Ireland’s most historic towns, it is no surprise that Carrickfergus is the most archaeologically explored town in province. The finds on display at Carrickfergus Museum provide a remarkable glimpse into life in the town from the medieval period to more recent times.
The displays reflect the experiences of ordinary people and illustrate the dramatic and tumultuous events in the town’s history. These collections are displayed and interpreted using a range of media, including audio-visual presentations and interactive displays.
Also featured is the Community Archive gallery that provides opportunities for the local community to contribute their memories, photographs and objects to the ever-evolving story of Carrickfergus.
Carrickfergus Museum is one of the smaller Museums and Galleries in Northern Ireland but its reception area incorporates the Tourist Information Centre, providing visitors with information on all activities and accommodation within Carrickfergus and in Northern Ireland. The Museum Gift Shop features the best in locally sourced arts and crafts gifts.
The museum is within easy walking distance of town centre car parks. Disabled parking is adjacent to the building and the museum is fully accessible.
Address: Carrickfergus Borough Council, Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7DG