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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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Local history

This is a well put together museum of the history of the local area and as such is mostly of... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Bangor, United Kingdom
More museum than you would think!

We walked to this museum from the Marine Court Hotel and were not disappointed. Entering the small... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Tamara W
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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 good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Town Hall The Castle | The Castle, Bangor BT20 4BT, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a well put together museum of the history of the local area and as such is mostly of interest to locals but there are some exhibits of more general interest and the old cinema mock up and film of Bangor is entertaining. There...More

Thank Philtheherp
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We walked to this museum from the Marine Court Hotel and were not disappointed. Entering the small door in a stone-faced alcove, the museum opens out from the small entry gift shop into separate wings. To the right is the most ancient showing archaelogical artifacts...More

Thank Tamara W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We enjoyed the film about Bangor in the 50's and the history - but the best thing was the lovely cafe. Very friendly staff, nice food and reasonably priced...

Thank hullyboy
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 5 July 2017

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

1  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

2  Thank mrsmblack
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