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North Down Heritage Centre

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Address: Bangor Castle | Castle Park, Bangor BT20 4BN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9127 1200
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12:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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A very worthwhile visit!

This centre is in a very picturesque setting in Castle Park and adjacent to Bangor Town Hall. There is a lovely cafe, Coffee Cure, included in the complex.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This centre is in a very picturesque setting in Castle Park and adjacent to Bangor Town Hall. There is a lovely cafe, Coffee Cure, included in the complex.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a wonderful surprise this was. We came here on the recommendation of our B&B Owner (Hargreaves House) and were not disappointed. It is free and well worth it. The museum tells the fascinating history of Bangor and the region, from the ancient peoples to the Norman conquests to Bangor's resort history and up to current times. It contained some... More 

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Thank pasowine
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Came with my brother - first time here and enjoyed the experience. Probably didn't leave ourselves enough time to make the most of our experience. Learnt a lot about the history of Bangor and the local area which I wasn't aware of before. Great use of the old stables area of Bangor Castle.

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Thank Colin M
Lisburn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Housed in the former Bangor Castle Stables this well visited Museum traces Bangor's history from early Christian monks to its development as a seaside town. See examples of archaeological finds such as the Ballycrochan Swords (500 BC) and the Bangor Bell (9th Century). A monastic site from the Bangor area is represented by a reconstructed Monk's Cell; young and old... More 

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Thank Robert W
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting approach though museum to restaurant.I live in Bangor but rarely eat out at lunchtime,so for my friends visit I thought it was a chance to sample it. Food ,atmosphere,staff all first class. Reasonable price. Can recommend prawn open.My friends very impressed.

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Thank dellmount
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I took my 2 daughters here (aged 5&8) and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits which are obviously well maintained. There is a cafe on site and the toilets are clean. We sat in the courtyard in the afternoon sun, shaded by the umbrellas - it was lovely. An improvement would be for the exit to be... More 

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went here on someone's recommendation. I often come to Bangor but had never seen this attraction. It is a bit off the beaten track if you come from the station, 8 - 10 minutes' walk. I liked the exhibits to do with the Vikings, their shields, swords and culture. It is a lovely little museum that you can easily... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

North Down Heritage Centre is a fascinating place to visit for all the family. It has a wonderful history of Bangor, the Abbey and surrounds. The other displays and exhibits are always changing and frequently there will be art, craft, patchwork displays. There is also a very nice restaurant on site.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great museum with local art displays and displays that change from time to time.i went to see the resont somme rememberance display was very poignant.also lovely cafe called coffee cure.great food. Able also to eat outside.nice gift shop in museum and good exhibition on local bangor history too.

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Thank Helen B
Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an interesting place full of facts about Bangor's History. Free entrance. There is a cafe onsite / Cafe Cure/ and extensive grounds for taking a stroll. Two minutes drive from town centre and within walking distance from Bangor Railway and Bus Stations.

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