The museum’s permanent exhibition, Down Through Time, tells the story of 9000 years of human history in the County with over 1100 objects and documents exhibited in fascinating displays.
The early Christian heritage of the area is showcased in a new gallery, Raising the Cross in Down, which has the Downpatrick High Cross as its centrepiece. The restored cells capture the atmosphere of the old gaol.
Open Daily Year Round
Monday to Saturday: 10:00-16:30
St Patrick’s Day (17 March): 10:00 – 18:00
Visit duration: approx. 90 minutes to 2 hours
Extra admission times: Available by arrangement
Closed: December 24 to Jan 01
Admission Prices 2019
Admission is free
LANGUAGES: Free leaflets available in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese, Urdu, Hindi, Slovakian, Lithuanian and Portuguese. Free audio guides available in German, French, Spanish and Irish.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Tearoom serving lunches, snacks and hot drinks.
SHOPPING: Gift shop selling books, local crafts, children’s items and jewellery.
PARKING: Free car and coach parking located on the street, adjacent to the museum.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully accessible with accessible toilets.
GROUPS: Groups are catered for. No need to pre-book (except for guided tours).
Located 22 miles from Belfast and 30 from Newry, the museum is situated on the Mall/English Street in the centre of Downpatrick, adjacent to the courthouse and nearby Down Cathedral.
The Mall, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
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