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Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre

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Hidden History

Small museum that used to be the town gaol. It is free to enter and delves into the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lots to see !

Even though the Museum is quite small it's packed with interesting displays and well worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Dundonald, Belfast.
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Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum that used to be the town gaol. It is free to enter and delves into the history of Carrickfergus. Full of interesting artefacts and information. Cafe and toilet facilities inside and an aviation history section at time of visit. Free parking available in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mancdavalar
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Even though the Museum is quite small it's packed with interesting displays and well worth visiting . There's a great play area for small children and a café . You could easily spend a few hours here on a cold or wet day .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The museum is small and won't take long to get round but is well laid out and informative. Staff are nice and friendly. A museum for only one visit and not worth making a specific trip for but if you're in the area worth popping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ADPyne
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Popped into and hopefully to see something intetesting but the exhibit was about fabric. So not my cup of tea or the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

I call in here often, to see what's on show. The Thrifty Threads exhibition had lots of patchwork quilts. Some zig-zagging red and white ones were LOUD. In the museum across the way there is a lot to see. I found myself examining a map...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 23 May 2018

For such a small town, the civic centre was amazing with a range of facilities for both residents and visitors, incluidng a Cafe, a wonderful museum and play area for babies

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I like to call in here and see what's new in the exhibition halls. One show was astronomical photos, and included globes of the Moon and Mars. Yesterday I went twice, calling back to see again a really varied art show. It had some fabulously...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Carrickfergus is a town rich in history and the museum is a great way to show how important this town once was. Free entry is a bonus, but the open times aren't great, it really should be open 7 days a week, to encourage people...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in for an hour to learn about the area and see artefacts found in the castle archaeological excavations. I recommend visiting the castle first and if you have time or interest walk pver road to museum. Self guided, but warm and not too much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Carrickfergus Civic Centre is a pleasant venue with a souvenir shop, Tourist Centre, Cafe and art exhibitions. I can highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2017
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