The museum galleries which interpret the history of the castle and the development of the area from earliest times provide a leisure and learning service to the local community throughout the area, and act as a dynamic focus for helping us connect with our past, our present and our future.
The museum’s diverse collections currently include material relating to prehistory; Newry’s Cistercian foundations; Ulster’s Gaelic Order and its 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.
Open Daily Year Round
Monday to Saturday: 10:00-16:30
Visit duration: approx. 60 to 80 minutes.
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed: December 24-26; January 1 and Easter Sunday
Admission Prices 2019
Admission is free.
LANGUAGES: Leaflets and audio guides available free in English.
GROUPS: Groups are welcome and pre-booking is required.
SHOPPING: Gift shop at museum.
PARKING: Free coach and car parking available.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully accessible with accessible toilets.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
Newry and Mourne Museum is approx. 68 miles from Dublin and 28 miles from Belfast.
Bagenal’s Castle, 36 Castle Street, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
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