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Down County Museum

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Address: English Street | 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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A wonderful glimpse of Ulster in the old days

The museum has a great way of teaching about the history of Ulster. The exhibits are interesting and worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum has a great way of teaching about the history of Ulster. The exhibits are interesting and worth a visit.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a good few hours - great displays on history of the gaol, and on local history in particular. Good café, with lovely view overlooking Cathedral

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I normally find museums only mildly interesting but this place is totally different and unlike others I have visited. During the school holidays I would imagine this to be a busy place. Worth a visit.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a large group of older people on a work trip to the gaol museum. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, staff were very friendly and offered foldable chairs throughout the visit. Very well laid out and a good range of artefacts on show. Tearoom had a lovely selection of food.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting small museum that gives you a glimpse of the history of the area. The restaurant has beautiful views, but my meal had a long hair in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the time spent here with my family. Staff friendly and unobtrusive and the cafe was an added bonus. Much more realistic than I had anticipated with regard to the cells. Children loved the activities in the room set up.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic collection, exhibitions relevant to the heritage of County Down and of Christianity within Ireland, really knowledgeable and friendly staff, lovely space to go and have coffee and a panini with a view from the cafe over the historic Mound of Down. The museum is situated right next to the Cathedral in the heart of the historic city of Downpatrick.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a brief stop at the Down County Museum as party of a larger tour of the area. It was incredible. We were taken around the Museum by the curator himself. We will definitely be going back next time we are in the area so we can spend some more time taking in the entire collection of historical items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new presentation from the curator of the Museum was incredibly interesting and very indepth. My father and i enjoyed a personal tour from the curator himself and we'll no doubt be back in the future very soon

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing I do when I arrive any place is check out the cafe and the cafe here is amazing. Huge picture windows, beautiful views and good food. The museum itself is really terrific. It is housed in what was the actual gaol from the 1700s so it's not hard to feel a connection to the history of the... More 

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