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Down County Museum is based in an old gaol of 1796 and has 10 galleries covering the archaeology and history of County Down, Early Christian archaeology from the Time of St Patrick, the history of the gaol (including original gaol cells), and the...more
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English Street | The Mall, Downpatrick BT30 6AH, Northern Ireland
All reviews high cross old jail local history new extension free entry original cells helpful tips temporary exhibition governor's house excellent exhibition tea room is interactive exhibits rolling hills great restaurant great place to visit lovely lunch knowledgeable guide
We went to Downpatrick to visit the cathedral but noticed the museum on our way back to our car. We were met by Karen who turned out to be an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. The museum is very well laid out and has plenty...More
We were a coach trip of mixed religions, and we were overwhelmed with this visit. I often visit Downpatrick, but was unarmed of this historic jewel. Our lady guide, proved fascinating. We then dined in the cafe, on site, and the tasty array of buffet,...More
Called into the museum for a tour. The last time we were there was approximately 5 years ago. We notice right away that it had been completely changed in some areas with new exhibitions. We completed out tour from the old world to the relatively...More
This museum is free and generously open to the public. Collin gave a great introduction when we entered the building. It really gives a great snapshot into life in County Down but also life in Ireland. They begin with the geology (which as a geologist...More
Absolutely amazing staff, their knowledge shows that they take this all a lot more that just a job and the displays are great with we had of had more time to spend here.
The restaurant is absolutely amazing best food we had in the UK,...More
Really interesting & historic museum staffed by friendly & enthusiastic staff. Located in a historic and scenic part of the town close to the cathedral , railway and 17th century school.
One of the best laid out and interesting museums I have visited.
A great place to spend an hour or two, especially if you (as we do) have family links to the Irish men and women who were sent to the colonies. This museum allows you to come face to face with the realities of the lives...More
Really nice cafe. I lovve cafes and for co.down this is one of boy the favourite in my books. Really child friendly and a lovely place to be. Well close to rhe st patricks centre aswell which is good bur try and master the 112...More
Response from Stevie1604 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathy I live just beside the museum there is lots off history and I’m sure if you where to visit some day or even email them they might able to find lots off information regarding your enquiry hope that’s some hope and... More
Hi Kathy I live just beside the museum there is lots off history and I’m sure if you where to visit some day or even email them they might able to find lots off information regarding your enquiry hope that’s some hope and help best regards