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Somme Heritage Centre

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History museums, Museums
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Address: 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9182-3202

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2nd time round--just as good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
douglas56
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On a visit from uk visited the centre with friends. Tour guide Matthew was so knowledgeable in the history he couldn't help but make the trip interesting and strangely enjoyable if that's not the wrong word. The short films and exhibits are good and the trench mockup and memorial film very moving.plenty of toilets and cafe very reasonable. Well worth... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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203 reviews 203 reviews
49 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the second time I have visited this attraction. I particularly wanted my 14 year old son to appreciate the educational aspect of the centre; walking through a mock up of what a First World War trench looked like, followed by the short but informative and moving videos which detailed the Irish contribution, and sacrifice, on the Western Front... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was very impressed by this place, have enjoyed all my experiences in this wonderful centre. Would recommend to any visitors to Northern Ireland with somewhat of an interest in history.

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