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“Brilliant Day Out”

St. Patrick's Trian
Ranked #17 of 37 things to do in Armagh
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Owner description: Complex comprised of three exhibitions: The Armagh Story, tracing the history of Armagh from prehistory to present-day; Patrick’s Testament, a look at the county’s patron Saint; and The Land of Lilliput, a glimpse into “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant Day Out”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We went during our children's half term, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, they were knowledgeable and went out of their way to guide us through the exhibits

Gulliver's travels were very impressive and the writing with quill pens went down very well

We can thoroughly recommend this for a brilliant day out

Visited February 2012
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Clare, Australia
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What fun”
Reviewed 25 October 2011

My son just loved the Gulliver's Travels display and the interactive museum of Armagh history just fantastic. We got there late in the day and the staff very accommodating. Well worth the visit.

Visited October 2011
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Northern Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic personal attention”
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We (my wife and two children aged 8 and 10) recently visited this attraction. The guide (Teresa) merits particular mention explaining the history of Armagh in a personal presentation (this is part of the tour for everyone and means your visit gets off to a very special start. You then move to an audio visual tour where you are led through a series of interactive presentations giving you the history of Armagh, the high kings of Ulster and of course St Patrick. This audio visual aspect of the attraction lasts approximately 20 minutes. After this you are treated to short film explaining the history of the buildings in Armagh. Finally, and especially for the children, you access the Land of Lilliput which is inspired by Jonathan Swift’s book Gulliver’s Travels. In this aspect of the attraction you feel like one of the lilliputians looking up to Gulliver (who towers above you) tell you of his travels. Finally, you enter an area where the children can dress up as lilliputians in a range of costumes available - be sure to take your camera for this!

Visited August 2011
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yorkshire
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Oooh what fun”
Reviewed 26 August 2006

We were the last in there - and had the place to ourselves - think they were extending the Armagh story so we had a quick look round the St Patrick story which was good cos the kids got to do some drawing (good idea kept em quiet). The best bit was def the Gullivers World - the lovely lady took us down there and gave us a choice of costumes to wear (dont forget your camera - great photos came out of it) - Gulliver is a huge giant and he tells a large portion of the story so make sure you sit comfortably on the oversized seats! Lovely friendly place and didnt cost much for a great afternoon out...its not far from the Obsevatory either which is fantastic hands on stuff for the kids and informative for adults.

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Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 3 July 2003

St. Patrick's Trian would have received an "excellent" rating, but lacked appropriate disabled access, handrails, and stair markings in its auditorium and - important for me - an induction loop system for communication with my hearing aids, and there was no no spot lighting on the speaker to enable me to lipread when the lights were dimmed to show overheads, etc. It was a joy to drive through the beautiful countryside along the A29 to Newtownhamilton, then the B31. However, extreme caution must be exercised where the B31 joins the Keady road on the outskirts of Armagh - the junction is poorly signposted and "blind" until the last moment. My worries about navigating through Armagh were groundless as there is good signposting of the route to the Trian. The Trian has underground parking, including several (rather narrow) disabled parking bays, and ramped access into the main area. A lift connects all floors and there is a wheelchair-accessible toilet. I was attending a full-day Genealogy conference in the Trian's auditorium and regretted not having the time to visit what look like very interesting exhibitions, as well as a good souvenir shop/bureau de change. The restaurant/coffee shop is bright and airy, and with an outdoor terrace; the food was tasty, and service good and helpful. I strongly recommend a visit to St. Patrick's Trian, and look forward to returning shortly to look at the exhibitions.

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