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“great place for young and old”
Review of Down County Museum

Down County Museum
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US$8.12*
and up
2-Hour Tour of Downpatrick including Saint Patrick Centre
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Downpatrick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 farming and maritime collections from the County of Down. There are hands-on activities for children, a Digital Film Archive (Northern Ireland Screen), full access to the site, audio features and lifts to all areas. The Cathedral View Tearoom offers a wide range of meals, scones, coffees and teas, and has a unique view from its windows of Down Cathedral on the Hill of Down, Inch Abbey, the River Quoile and the ancient Mound of Down fort.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This museum is fabulous its real the way people usef to live and I hsbe first hand knowledge that there are real houses and they were taken down brick to brick and rebuilt there a definite place to visitt

2  Thank Mandyp58
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

I loved the fact that admission was free and for the price (if it was not) it was well worth it. We got a chance to learn more history of the area. Since my father came from there it was a bonus for me

3  Thank beesy3
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Very good museum, lots of interest, friendly knowledgeable staff, excellent tea room with delicious home made scones

3  Thank Jan295
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Really lovely surroundings. Food very good and not too expensive. You can sit outside in a little courtyard if the weather is good. Relaxed atmosphere with nobody rushing you out. Visit the walled garden when there.

3  Thank Ardnavalley
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

It is worth a visit when they have one of their special events with actors posing as prisoners, telling their stories. Otherwise there really isn't an awful lot to see. The Cafe is very friendly but could be made a lot more attractive.

1  Thank 156Tintin
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