North Down Museum

Places to See | Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

North Down Museum tells the story of the North Down area from the Bronze Age to the present day through a series of rooms, each dedicated to a particular era of history. Key artifacts on display include the Bronze Age Ballycroghan Swords, the Bangor Bell from the hugely important Bangor Abbey settlement, and the Raven Maps, the only complete folio of Plantation era maps in Ireland.

North Down Museum is situated at the rear of the Town Hall, Bangor Castle, on Castle Park Avenue. The Castle, built for the Hon. R.E. Ward in 1852, had a courtyard and stables and the Museum has developed around these.

Whilst there are a number of museums and galleries in Northern Ireland, this is the most visited small museum in the region.

North Down Museum is a FREE attraction in the heart of Bangor, operated by Ards and North Down Tourism. Here you can also rest and enjoy a meal or snack in the Museum café.  The museum is a great place to visit in Co Down.

For information contact;

Address: North Down Museum, Town Hall, Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, BT20 4BT

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