Newry and Mourne Museum

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Opened in 1986, Newry and Mourne Museum aims to provide a dynamic and inclusive recreational and educational resource reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the local area.

The museum’s diverse collections currently include material relating to prehistoric history; Newry’s Cistercian foundations; Ulster’s Gaelic Order and relationship with the English Crown; the building of a merchant town and the first summit level canal in the British Isles; the working life and folk traditions of rural and mountain areas; fishing, trade and migration by sea; renowned local personalities and businesses; folklore, storytelling and music; and modern experiences of a Border area. All these aspects of local heritage are explored at through a varied programme of exhibitions, educational events and activities.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0900-2100
Sat 0900-1300
Closed Bank holidays

Admission charges

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Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Social History, Maritime

Newry and Mourne Museum
1a Bank Parade
Co. Down
BT35 6HP
Northern Ireland




01693 66232


01693 66839

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