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Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum

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Address: Sovereigns House | Mall East, Armagh BT61 9BE, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 3752 2911
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10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum celebrates the history of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, which have...

Museum celebrates the history of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, which have played an important part in Armagh's history since 1793, including interpretive displays of the Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan Militias from 1793 to 1968.

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A really excellent museum.

This is a military museum treating, mainly, the history of a disbanded local regiment. It's interesting and free and you should go to it, not once, but repeatedly. It will repay... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
belfastconfetti
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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a military museum treating, mainly, the history of a disbanded local regiment. It's interesting and free and you should go to it, not once, but repeatedly. It will repay each visit.

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1 Thank belfastconfetti
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Extensive collection of uniforms, weapons and medals. Fascinating to see a Victoria Cross. The medals were well displayed in lots of pull out drawers. Free with opportunity to donate.

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1 Thank Ian S
RIrishFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, responded to this review

Hi Ian, so glad you enjoyed your visit. We pride ourselves in covering every bit of space that we can and thank you for highlighting our donation facility. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Museum takes half an hour or so to look around, more if you are interested in the extensive collection of medals and memorabilia in the drawers, labelled by Campaign. The history of the Regiment is well presented on information boards, with interesting insights into the social history side (soldiers wives and family). The uniforms, equipment and weapons are in... More 

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RIrishFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, responded to this review

Hi, glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your kind comments. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Craigavon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I visited the museum in August 2016. I had been researching family history related to the First World War in general but the Royal Irish Fusilier in particular. I had sent some information in advance to the researcher so when I arrived he had all the work done for me. Mr Maguire the subject matter expert in the museum had... More 

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Thank Arcacia24
RIrishFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. Keeping the history alive and helping with family research is key to our museum. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Came here by myself to waste time while my wife was shopping. For any history buff this is a must visit. It's the only time I wanted my wife to spend longer shopping. The displays and information are fantastic. Also they have real medals and the stories of the actions the brave me did to received them. It's a bit... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Spent an hour here and really enjoyed it,a lot of history here and we'll presented,quite a few people here trying to find out about there relatives history in the regiment,a nice building and quite a pleasant place to visit I will be back

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Thank davey115
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404 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Armagh but can never recall visiting The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum previously. Although I've now been living away from Armagh for over 20 years I do occasionally return to visit friends and family and thus today took the opportunity to call into this museum to see it. The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum is small and covers... More 

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1 Thank CiaraSlevin
RIrishFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We're glad that you could spend some time with us on your return to Armagh, hopefully we'll see you again. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

What a great little museum in the centre of Armagh, military history is one of my interests and this was right up my street. I went when there was a small dealers fair on and they even had members of a local re-enactment group talking to the public about the Irish (both North and South) who fought in Viet Nam... More 

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RIrishFMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the Fair, as we intend to hold more! More 

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89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Not the friendliest establishment I have been to ,virtually ignored by the chap on the front desk it has 2 floors of nothing special on the second floor was a chap sat at a desk seeming to work and again not a flicker of acknowledgement.

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Thank army8614
RIrishFMuseum, Manager at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that your visit to the museum did not meet your expectations. Our small team of staff are always busy but will try to answer any questions when approached, even within the working research/library area, however we like to give our visitors the chance to explore the museum freely, and at their own pace. We are a small... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Fascinating facts figures and information which also includes the ordinary people of the time as well as the generals and Lords. Uniforms and artefacts reflect the time and insight into the life at the time

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