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North Down Museum

Town Hall The Castle | The Castle, Bangor BT20 4BT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9127 1200
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Very good

Very good place to visit with what you would expect for a museum. Including local information. Also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangor, United Kingdom
via mobile

Great place to learn a little bit of history around Bangor, also a great restaurant for a quick cut... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alberta M
Bangor, United Kingdom
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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 Bell from the hugely important Bangor Abbey settlement, and the Raven Maps, the only complete folio of Plantation era maps in Ireland. North Down Museum is situated at the rear of the Town Hall, Bangor Castle, on Castle Park Avenue. The Castle, built for the Hon. R.E. Ward in 1852, had a courtyard and stables and the Museum has developed around these. North Down Museum is a FREE attraction in the heart of Bangor. Here you can also rest and enjoy a meal or snack in Coffee Cure, the Museum café.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Town Hall The Castle | The Castle, Bangor BT20 4BT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9127 1200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place to visit with what you would expect for a museum. Including local information. Also has a coffee shop called Coffee Cure.

Thank axdxex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn a little bit of history around Bangor, also a great restaurant for a quick cut of tea or coffee with scone or tray bakes along with hot food or sandwiches.

1  Thank Alberta M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Interesting local history including old film of local area. Great for an hour or two and there is a good cafe attached with indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank TaraG25
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great histrory of Bangor and North Down - loads of interesting exhibits and interactive activities. The kids will love dressing up as Vikings with the authentic (heavy!) shields, helmets and chain mail! Lots to see and do here and a lovely coffee shop with outdoor...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Set in a leafy parkland, the museum is well presented and thought out with exhibits evoking the ancient times of the monks of the monastery of Bangor, Light of the World. It does some justice to the past lives of the saints -Gall, Columbanus et...More

Thank emma c
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a well thought out and handy museum if you live in or are visiting North Down. There are lots of interesting features taking you back to the early history of Bangor through to the in house mini cinema that gets you right up...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Had a lovely lunch, was told it was quite pricey, but I didn't think so. Food was nice, my open prawn sandwich would have been taster if it had of been freshly made. It had been sitting and the bread was hard, my partners soup...More

1  Thank mrsmblack
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the heritage centre today with my girlfriend and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Being from Bangor myself it was great to learn of the history of such a great town. Id also like to add that it was free. Great staff, very friendly and...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

Thank thewanderinggypsy
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...More

Thank pasowine
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