Set in a leafy parkland, the museum is well presented and thought out with exhibits evoking the ancient times of the monks of the monastery of Bangor, Light of the World. It does... read more
North Down Museum tells the story of the North Down area from the Bronze...
North Down Museum tells the story of the North Down area from the Bronze Age to the present day through a series of rooms, each dedicated to a particular era of history. Key artifacts on display include the Bronze Age Ballycroghan Swords, the Bangor Bell from the hugely important Bangor Abbey settlement, and the Raven Maps, the only complete folio of Plantation era maps in Ireland.
North Down Museum is situated at the rear of the Town Hall, Bangor Castle, on Castle Park Avenue.
The Castle, built for the Hon. R.E. Ward in 1852, had a courtyard and stables and the Museum has developed around these.
North Down Museum is a FREE attraction in the heart of Bangor.
Here you can also rest and enjoy a meal or snack in Coffee Cure, the Museum café.