Newry and Mourne Museum

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

10.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday
1.30pm - 5pm on Sundays

We are open on Bank Holidays (excluding Christmas Day, December 26th and New Year's Day)

Admission charges

Museum entry is free of charge

Collection details

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

Newry and Mourne Museum
Bagenal's Castle,
Castle Street
Co. Down
BT34 2BY
Northern Ireland




028 3031 3182

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