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Address: Bagenal's Castle , Castle Street | 1A Bank Parade, Newry BT34 2BY, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 28 3031 3178
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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The Norman Keep in the Bakery

On a high hill overlooking the Clanrye River and downtown Newry, Northern Ireland sits a nice old building that used to be McCann's Bakery (Victoria Bakery before that) for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Hamilton, Texas
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Hamilton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

On a high hill overlooking the Clanrye River and downtown Newry, Northern Ireland sits a nice old building that used to be McCann's Bakery (Victoria Bakery before that) for decades. I have friends who's deceased father worked there all his life. It was during his time there that a major discovery was made. The back part of the bakery and... More 

Thank Sojourner-Texas_USA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a must see on anybody's bucket list. Totally amazing history jaw dropping in fact. Bagnal and O'Neill history aplenty.. Dungeons uncovered huge bequest rooms totally amazing

Thank Irishsquaw
Newry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Visited the museum recently and it was very interesting. They have a good selection of exhibits showing the history of Newry and the local area. Good parking and a cafe. It is a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank beni481
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Let me just say, I love museums and history, my kids are at the age where they aren't young enough to do the colouring or dress up, but not old enough to appreciate history like I do. Saying that, we spent an enjoyable 2 hours in the museum, which is not overly large, but has a lot to see. It's... More 

Thank Nicky F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I love all things irish. Love seeing the old photos and reading real stories from locals who experienced it. The only thing that lets this place down is where it is situated. There is no real solid historical proof that this castle existed and I found it quite sad to return home to find it built over the old monastery.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small museum covering the history of Newry, laid out over 3 floors with additional temporary displays. It is located inside the 16th Century Bagenel's Castle, which was only rediscovered in the 1990s when it was found to form the core of a disused bakery. Despite it's relatively small size, it manages to convey a lot of history about the local... More 

Thank Wandering_Aengus
Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great local history location. Lots of local souvenirs to buy. Also has lots of events and activities for kids and adults throughout the year.

Thank Rita S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Well thought out and very interesting displays. A lot of local history and information about the locality

Thank Peter D
Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a lovely informative and well laid out museum. The staff are friendly and informative. The exhibits are very well positioned and labelled and its an excellent place to learn about Newrys History.

Thank FrequentTraveller066
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286 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Firstly one must congratulate the local council for such an inspiring facility. The artifacts and display generally covers the Newry and South Down history but also extends to the whole country. The museum is well laid out and the staff is very helpful. The museum affords one the opportunity to appreciate life in Newry in yesterday year. I have attached... More 

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