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Down County Museum

The Mall | English Street, Downpatrick BT30 6AH, Northern Ireland
44-28-4461-5218
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Downpatrick
Type: History Museums, Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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English first
Lisburn, Co Antrim
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Downpatrick Museum last Thursday 17/07/2014, it is fantastic and not to be missed, the staff are friendly and more than helpful. It is located a very short distance from Down Cathedral where St Patrick is buried, so please visit the Cathedral first and then the Museum, it is free to visit both, The museum is modern it... More

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Both adults and children love this museum, it doesn't take much imagination to feel and experience how hard it would be to be an inmate. The staff are all so lovely and really know their stuff. I highly recommend a visit.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This museum is fabulous its real the way people usef to live and I hsbe first hand knowledge that there are real houses and they were taken down brick to brick and rebuilt there a definite place to visitt

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North Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I loved the fact that admission was free and for the price (if it was not) it was well worth it. We got a chance to learn more history of the area. Since my father came from there it was a bonus for me

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Absolutely loved this and will be going again. Set in an old prison it has has been turned into a very high quality museum - money has been very well spent here on building renovation and display facilities to turn it into the attraction it is. We spent ages seeing and reading about every Stone Age, Viking and through to... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very good museum, lots of interest, friendly knowledgeable staff, excellent tea room with delicious home made scones

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Really lovely surroundings. Food very good and not too expensive. You can sit outside in a little courtyard if the weather is good. Relaxed atmosphere with nobody rushing you out. Visit the walled garden when there.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It is worth a visit when they have one of their special events with actors posing as prisoners, telling their stories. Otherwise there really isn't an awful lot to see. The Cafe is very friendly but could be made a lot more attractive.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had to rush round as the museum was due to close, however, the cell block is well worth a look as it does give a feel of what it would have been like to be imprisoned before prisoners had the benefit of televisions, heating, glass windows, etc. There would have been plenty time for reflection and possibly Bible reading.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice museum with plenty of real history. The exhibitions are beautifully presented and change often. There's also a cafe overlooking the countryside.

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