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Address: The Mall | English Street, Downpatrick BT30 6AH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-4461-5218
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A NIGHT IN A CELL

I booked this visit for a group of explorer / network Scouts that are training for an explorer belt. We visited the museum as a group and were allowed to stay overnight in the old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Castlerock, United Kingdom
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Castlerock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I booked this visit for a group of explorer / network Scouts that are training for an explorer belt. We visited the museum as a group and were allowed to stay overnight in the old prison cells. The staff were fantastic gave us a great tour, extended us every courtesy and made our visit a really fun experience. Really interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a day off work, myself and girlfriend drove down from Belfast to Downpatrick. Discovered this museum after walking towards the old gaol. Went in expecting just to see a few things but there was an exhibition of World War 1 with really interesting local stories and an exhibition of photos of monastic sites around Down. The old gaol cells... More 

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Down County Museum is well worth a visit. So much of local interest in a building which is itself fascinating. The staff are so willing and helpful. Other places in Downpatrick seem to get more publicity, but this is a wee treasure.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great place to vist even when its wet staff very helpful and they sure do know their stuff well done all

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a pretty outdated attraction with basically not much to see. Main attraction is its free entrance. Dont take a car as there is very limited parking for visitors and the traffic wardens police the street constantly dishing out tickets to unsuspecting visitors. Really not worth it.

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Lisburn, Co Antrim
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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71 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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