North Down Heritage Centre

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The Heritage Centre exists, in its Mission Statement, " reflect, promote and protect North Down's historical, archaeological, artistic and cultural heritage. Its services will ideally cater for the widest possible cross-section of the local community, for visitors and for tourists.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Sunday 12:00-16:30

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Flora and fauna of the Bangor Coastal Path
  • Vikings in Bangor
  • Percy French
  • Seaside holiday nostalgia
  • Mural by Gary Devon
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.

Early Christians in North Down School Tour

The tour will begin at the Museum, in the company of a monk. The visit to the Abbey will be followed by a walk through the Castle Park. Along the way the monk will tell a story or demonstrate a craft. The last stage of the tour will be in the Museum, where children will be involved in an activity (one activity per visit - to be agreed on booking):
A monk's lunch
Illuminated writing
Working with wattle

How to obtain

For more information and to make a booking please email or call 028 9127 8031. Price on application (£2.75 maximum per student).

Meet the Victorians School Visit

School visits include an indoor session with costumed interpreters covering topics such as "the big house" - servants - laundry day, toys and pastimes for rich and poor, school, and all things military. Our exhibition of Victorian memorabilia includes toys, furniture, linens and militaria.
This is followed by an outdoor session which takes in the architecture and history of the Town Hall with photos of the Ward family home, a trip to the family grave, and a game of croquet on the west lawn.

How to obtain

Price £1.50 per child, sessions available between 10.00 and 12.00. For more information and to make a booking please contact or call 028 9127 8031.

Vikings in Bangor School Visit

We are now offering a school visit for KS2 to North Down Museum, featuring a tour of our Viking artefacts, a living history presentation by a Viking in costume, and a craft session.

Also available on request: Viking workbooks, quiz sheets, and a video of Nendrum.

How to obtain

The visit will last approx 2 hrs and can be arranged for morning or afternoon. Maximum Fee £2.75 per child. For more information and to make a booking please contact or call 028 9127 8031.

World War II KS2 Visit

A presentation of the main themes of World War II with the use of objects such as gas masks, ration books, uniforms, weapons, sound effects, music, posters, photographs. An attempt is made to link the events of the war with the North Down locality.
A few children will be dressed in various uniforms. There will also be an opportunity for children to look at objects and photographs.
The session runs for approximately 1hr 30mins with a short break half way through.

How to obtain

This session can be booked for the Museum or for your own classroom, price £1.50 per child (minimum 25 children). For more information and to make a booking, please contact or call 028 9127 8031.

North Down Heritage Centre
Northern Ireland




028 9127 1200

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