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Newry and Mourne Museum

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Address: Bagnels Castle 36 Castle Street | 1A Bank Parade, Newry BT34 2BY, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 3031 3178
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Bagnels Castle Museum

Excellent exhibition, cultural and very informative place to visit . Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. History of N.Ireland explained in words and pictures also offers... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small but interesting museum. Didn't like the sign saying assistance with finding accomadation incurred £3 charge. Surely we should encourage people to stay in area. A coffee shop would be a bonus as you could easily spend a day here. Receptionist wasn't the most helpful quite off putting.

Thank Patricia50953
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Excellent exhibition, cultural and very informative place to visit . Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. History of N.Ireland explained in words and pictures also offers a FREE audio facility explaining exhibits on each floor.

Thank Flyn
Newry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I took my granddaughter aged 7 here for an afternoon. She loved it as much as I did. She particularly loved being able to dress up in "older time" clothes, as she put it. The museum is full of local history. I particularly loved the section on the World Wars and the lists of local people from the area who... More 

Thank UrsD1963
Newry, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It's more about a bakery was here than a Newry museum. But it's interesting. Plenty of parking. Worth a visit if in the area. A few rooms with political posters etc from BOTH sides of Northern Ireland.

Thank frankm654
Belfast, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This small museum has a fascinating collection of items relating to local history. The exterior structure of elegant modern design surrounds the historic core of Bagenal's Castle. It is really worth the detour to see the ancient Banquet room that is regularly used for seminars and courses.The exhibits are clearly labelled in both English and Irish. The ground floor has... More 

Thank thomas481
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

very pleasant day out, I took my elderly father here for a day trip. he enjoyed it, although it wasn't very accessible and he got quite tired. great if you arew in the area and its raining, perhaps i wouldn't travel very far to see the museum otherwise.

Thank anifilez
Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a very interesting building which from the outside does not do it justice. Take a trip inside to see remmants of past days gone by, so much to see in the museum,worth a visit.

Thank Margaret M
Hamilton, Texas
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121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

On a high hill overlooking the Clanrye River and downtown Newry, Northern Ireland sits a nice old building that used to be McCann's Bakery (Victoria Bakery before that) for decades. I have friends who's deceased father worked there all his life. It was during his time there that a major discovery was made. The back part of the bakery and... More 

Thank Sojourner-Texas_USA
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a must see on anybody's bucket list. Totally amazing history jaw dropping in fact. Bagnal and O'Neill history aplenty.. Dungeons uncovered huge bequest rooms totally amazing

Thank Irishsquaw
Newry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Visited the museum recently and it was very interesting. They have a good selection of exhibits showing the history of Newry and the local area. Good parking and a cafe. It is a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank beni481

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