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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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I hate anything war related. I dont know why. I just do. But i loved visiting here. It was interesting to see everything! It was a complete spur of the moment for going to it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I hate anything war related. I dont know why. I just do. But i loved visiting here. It was interesting to see everything! It was a complete spur of the moment for going to it. Also the lead mines is beside it and makes for a good walk

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Had an enjoyable time here. Everything well presented and laid out. Particularly enjoyed the trenches as laid out. If in area well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really worth a visit not only for tourists but for the Ulster people, iv been going here learning about their sacrifice since a child,and I'm proud to be able to take my children to further understand the brave sacrifices made for all our future's. Ulster's real heroes, for god and ulster.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I reviewed the centre about a year ago when me and my little grandson ( 9 ) had a ball--he has wanted to go back ever since-- so its half term and I took daughter /husband and 6 grand children and again had a thoroughly good time mainly down to the guide who conducted the tour. Only two criticisms--our tour... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my two gransons here aged 13 and 9,,the entrance was free, the guide was super,in telling us all about how and why the young people went to fight in the first war,it was so en lightening,he even dressed my gransons in their uniforms.It all brought a lump to my throat,and my grandsons were jawdropped!!with it all. A MUST... More 

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I went to The Somme Heritage Center last Thursday night, on an organised trip. The museum was brilliant and the tour guide was very informative. The museum takes you on a pretend journey from the recruiting office to the trenches. I really enjoyed this part and found it helped you take all the information in that you were being told... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a great museum, the story of the 36th division, the recruitment from civilian to trench warfare. The guide is excellent and willing to answer questios. I have been here a few times, and it will not be my last. There is a shop to purchase books and merchandise, and a cafe for food. I don't think any visitor... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I stood like an idiot on Monday after following directions from the website and the telephone that the centre was absolutely open until 4pm. I was outside the gates for 20 minutes figuring it was locked until the new tour or something before venturing that the place was closed. Poor form really disappointed it was shut was looking forward to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not the easyest place to find but worth the hunt. An informative guide tells you the history of the Irish who faught in the first world war. Theres a mock-up of a trench and films do the rest. I've been a couple of times over the years and it's always great. Free entry but the tour costs £5.75 for 1... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Congratulations to the Somme Association for a excellent display. the extensive collection of world War 1 & 2 artifacts which have been donated by relatives so that they can be preserved for future generations. a memorial to all those men and women who served to make this a better world. Walk through the recreated front line trenches.Surrounded by the noise... More 

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