Down County Museum

Down County Museum
The Mall
Co. Down
BT30 6AH
Northern Ireland




028 4461 5218


028 4461 5590

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Welcome to Down County Museum where the rich heritage of County Down is brought to life in fascinating exhibitions, lively events, hands-on activities and award winning education programmes.

The museum is located in the historic buildings of the eighteenth century County Gaol of Down. In addition to walking through the restored complex complete with cells, visitors can learn more about 9000 years of human history in County Down in the newly launched exhibitions Down Through Time.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 1000-1700
Sat-Sun 1400-1700
Tues-Fri 1000-1700
Sat 1400-1700

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)

The Down County Young Archaeologists' Club is hosted by Down County Museum. Meetings are held monthly with members also taking part in archaeological expeditions, explorations and trips. Membership is open to children aged 5-14 years.

How to obtain

Annual membership is £10 per child, or £40 for a family membership. To join or for extra details contact