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Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre

Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
02893 358241
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While a small museum it is presented in a first rate manner. They have hundreds of years of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
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Came across it by accident but is really good and is free to go to especially with a family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen D
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Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
02893 358241
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While a small museum it is presented in a first rate manner. They have hundreds of years of history and a fine collection to present. Would they had a larger facility to tell their story. We were also greeted by a member of staff with...More

Thank bettyribble
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across it by accident but is really good and is free to go to especially with a family. Doesn't take long todo but with the castle so close it is of good historical interest.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little free museum. It does have a trail for kids but you need someone at the desk. Spent maybe 20 minutes there but it was interesting i well recommend if you've been to the castle and you got the 5 hours...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Many people visit the Castle and don't realize that this place is just a stones throw from the Castle. We visited as a group and one of the Ladies was or guide taking us round explaining the exhibits and telling us thus history overall a...More

Thank Willie N
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Small museum plenty of local history and free to enter. There is a wee play area for kids which is well used and worth a visit.

Thank jackieweb
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This museum tells a fascinating story of the turbulant history of Carrickfergus from the times of stone axes and hand to hand battles right through to the present day. It has some great displays to keep the whole family interested. Allow at least two hours

Thank rochesterrambler
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It just a pity that the powers to be ( council ) do not appear to realise what great visitor assets this little seaside town has which also forms part of the famous Causeway Coastal route. Shopping needs a massive push, with shops designed to...More

Thank jameskhumphreys
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I call in here often, they put on different exhibitions that are often very interesting. Sometimes there are two displays at once. I found a show about WWI Q ships last year very surprising; it was an extraordinary, alarming tale of very brave sailors inviting...More

2  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Called in with our guests from Australia they found the exhibits very interesting, not too crowded, surprised so few people in that day. Things for all ages to do and look at, well worth a visit not just on a rainy day.

1  Thank CarrickJohn
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Called in a couple of times to look at the Views of Historical Carrickfergus show of paintings by R.J. Bunting, 1917 – 1927. Technically a few had faults, like all the buildings tilting to the left. That’s irrelevant. It was great to see so many...More

3  Thank Steveodo
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