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North Down Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:30
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Brilliant place for an exhibition

I cant believe that I had never visited this place before my nephew had an photographic exhibition... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
Diane L
Very good local museum

Fascinating small local museum. Bangor Bell very interesting, though it’s exact age is not... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“local history”(8 reviews)
“bangor castle”(9 reviews)
“walled garden”(14 reviews)
North Down Museum tells the story of the North Down area from the Bronze Age to the present day through a series of rooms, each dedicated to a particular era of history. Key artifacts on display include the Bronze Age Ballycroghan Swords, the Bangor...more
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Town Hall The Castle | The Castle, Bangor BT20 4BT, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 26 January 2019

I cant believe that I had never visited this place before my nephew had an photographic exhibition displayed here. It is a lovely building, quite spacious and airy, I didnt know there was a restaurant too. I have visited a few times since and will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diane L
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Fascinating small local museum. Bangor Bell very interesting, though it’s exact age is not clarified. Raven maps of the area are intriguing. Lots of information on all the local monasteries and abbeys.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank royg714
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Peferct for all ages to attend, lots off informations and great games for younger kids to enjoy inside and out

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Esther R
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We visit the Museum on a regular basis to go to the coffee shop! We always look around the gift shop and what displays they have. They are always very interesting! The films that are shown are often about Old Bangor and bring back a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adrienne C
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This cafe is always fairly busy and you have to queue at the counter. There is a range of ready prepared meals, which looked good. We just had soup, which was very nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

A great spot to visit. Attractions include a hive of bees in an observation station (summer months only) lots of artefacts, a dressing up area, models, a little shop and the delicious Coffee Cure coffee shop which is well worth a visit for yummy tray...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

A compact Museum at the rear of Bangor Castle on more than 1 floor setting out the history of the castle and past Important Families responsible for Bangors origins.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry2137
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

There's a lot more to see here than we thought . Plenty of interesting displays covering diverse subjects . Well set out , clean and comfortable . We would most definitely recommend a visit .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

This wonderful museum has a little bit of everything within its walls. Of particular interest was the Monks Cell which aims to re create life in Early Bangor, during monastic times. Beanna Chor was a very important seat of learning in the ancient world with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dpcbeech
Reviewed 19 September 2018

What an interesting exhibit and in a museum that was very nicely structured. Learned a great deal about the area and surely loved the helpful staff that provided extra insight (and recommendations for our continued visit in the area). Lovely!

Date of experience: September 2018
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