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Somme Heritage Centre

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Address: 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9182-3202
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Really worth the extra effort to visit!

Unfortunately the heritage centre seems to be largely missed by tourists as it is out of the town centre, but it hosts a very impressive collection of WW1 materials, as well as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Christopher M
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Groomsport, United Kingdom
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Groomsport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Unfortunately the heritage centre seems to be largely missed by tourists as it is out of the town centre, but it hosts a very impressive collection of WW1 materials, as well as a very informative and exciting tour. It's great for kids too!

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Ardsley on Hudson, New York
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Needs updating, no enthusiasm, drab interior, no welcome, sad cafe, long waits for tours, if there are school trips the public get side lined

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

first visit to the somme centre very impressed. guid was very imformative about the battel of somme ww1 with a knowage of local people who were involved

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Excellent place to visit to find out more about the contribution made to World War I. We had an excellent guide - thanks Austin.

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Co Down, N Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We decided to go round the museum by ourselves, and that was probably a mistake. The exhibitions by themselves are ok, but looking at other reviewers' experiences, the tour is what has made it memorable for them. I didn't think there was a particular focus on the Somme in the exhibitions, and I do realise that there's an obvious problem... More 

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Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Loved it ! The tour was fab and the guide was certainly a well educated gentleman who really brought the experience alive for you, what you didn't know about the 1st world war you certainly will by the end up, makes you have a new found respect for the people of the times and love for all that they sacrificed... More 

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1 Thank Pamela C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic historic overview of the first world war, with a special attention paid to the roll of the Irish regiments. A must do, for anyone who has an interest in the first world war, the guided tour is well worth doing, as the guides are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you my have, any visitor to the Ards... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was here today and I have to say I was very happy with the tour you get loads of information about how the battle of somme began and stories about all involved very informative and interesting great for all ages any school covering the somme as part of their curriculum should pay it a visit as pupils will really learn... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Was here of 14th of this month. And this is my third visit. My friends and I were not disappointed. The tour guide was very good, and more than willing to answer questions. For the entry price this is well worth the tour lasting more than an hour. There is also a cafe and a shop to purchase relating books... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nine service users from the "HISTORY GROUP" VISITED the centre on Monday 10th.August 2015. The group , all agree to quote ONE.OF THE BEST MUSEUM VISITS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED. OUR GUIDE TOM WAS SUPER ....INFORMATIVE AND PLEASANT HE WAS A GREAT TOUR GUIDE .....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TOM. We were taken through this horrific battle from recruitment.,the weapons,the young men who fought... More 

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