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

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This is a gem of a museum and to be honest it is a great place to visit you will be transported back into the past I often wongered where the tour buses where going when they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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newcastle county down
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newcastle county down
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a gem of a museum and to be honest it is a great place to visit you will be transported back into the past I often wongered where the tour buses where going when they turnleft to go up English street towards the Court House now I know ....Parking can be hard to find on court days but... More 

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Derry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Entertaining visit. Very informative display and. Lots of information on local history. Kids were intrigued and shocked to learn of the fate of children who ended up in the gaol. The attendant was very helpful and engaged our kids in banter offering bed and breakfast rTes and recommending the best cell to some alarm on the part of our son!... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

After the ST Patrick's centre we went to the museum a great friendly welcome at reception ,went over to the Goal , sadly to say 2 members of staff enjoying a conversion (hopefully about work ) because they ignored us !!! . Good exhibition very enjoyable , the girl in reception told us it would be up graded in September... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited on a Sunday and I think we were the only ones there! Our children were interested in the gaol part but struggled to be captured by the rest. Unfortunately the tea rooms were closed and as they were hungry we had to leave. I do think they could imply the museum with more stories of the prisoners and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My kids always like going here plus free entry is always a bonus. I would give 3 stars as it is quite samey but I give it 4 as kids enjoy it and the events the run are always good

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N.Ireland
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great day out with lots of interesting info. The cells depict how things were in those days. Would definitely recommend a visit and best of all it is free.

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I with my wife and kid went to the museum and we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. The museum is situated in the old County Gaol used as a prison, place of public hanning and military barracks. There is a museum showing life from the Stone Age all the way through WWI, WWII to the sixties. It has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a small local museum with an amazing amount of historical interest. Not really for children under about 8 (I reckon) but every one else will enjoy a morning or afternoon there - and it is free (donations greatfully accepted).

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Well worth a visit. Very good WW1 exhibition. The staff were very helpful. A previous reviewer mentioned that it was difficult to park .If you are in reasonable health then you can park in the the free car park behind the bus station and walk up the steps to the museum.

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Castlerock, United Kingdom
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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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