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Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre

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Address: Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland (Formerly Knight Ride)
Phone Number: +44 28 9335 8049
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Nice small museum

We had several hours before our bus would come through again and we found this museum by accident. It was very interesting, small but packed with great relics! I enjoyed it as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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519 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Called in a couple of times to look at the Views of Historical Carrickfergus show of paintings by R.J. Bunting, 1917 – 1927. Technically a few had faults, like all the buildings tilting to the left. That’s irrelevant. It was great to see so many street views from a century ago, including some lost buildings like the Unitarian Church. In... More 

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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177 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I attended the opening of the Carrick Art Club show here tonight. The main gallery is given over to some historical pictures, so the contemporary are is in the exhibition space further along. There were many different pictures in different paint media, oils, pen and ink, watercolours, and more. Inside ten minutes Magi Delahey's seascape 'Cause Stones Rock' was sold.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had several hours before our bus would come through again and we found this museum by accident. It was very interesting, small but packed with great relics! I enjoyed it as much as the castle.

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Omagh, Northern Ireland
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Step back in time in this small exhibit. Only a short time needed to take it all in but well worth a visit should you be in Carrickfergus.

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Thank robert1997
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

excellent local museum. curator was very helpful adding local knowledge to our visit.suggestions also given for an eatery close to the knights which provided a well cooked light lunch of gigantic proportions

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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519 reviews
315 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I’ve been in here a few times in the last 3 months. I loved the display on Q-ships in World War I. More recently they have had some WWI stuff, real items that local soldiers carried to The Somme. There is also now the People’s Painting by TRIART on show. They are artists who team up for live events, and... More 

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Motherwell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A great way to spend a weekend over at Carrickfergus at the pagent weekend. Well organised by Carrickfergus civic community and the locals always welcome the visitors. Kids well catered for with the amusements etc. Give it a go.

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Thank billpaton919
Somerset
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We found this museum as we were in the information bureau sheltering from heavy rain. Not sure we would have found this unless the information staff had invited us in. The artefacts were varied and well presented. Worth at least 10 minutes or more of your time. It was free.

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1 Thank CuriousKeith
carrick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Usually art exhibitions on to wander round, nice gift shop too. Nice for cuppa or lunch,lots of comfy sofas and friendly attentive staff.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Sadly the museum is tucked away and I am not sure how many people would stumble upon it if they didn't actually know it was there. However, if you do it is a lovely walk around and has some wonderful items seeped in history.

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