Carrickfergus Museum

4 star Visitor Attraction
Local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations.

Material from the Council's own civic collection, together with Carrickfergus related material on loan from both private and national collections are on display. There are several 'hands on' interactive facilities giving a fun as well as an informative angle to the displays. The separate 'community archive' features local and social history material, relating to the Borough's recent past.

The archive also gives visitors the opportunity to add their own informative stories, photographs, documents and newspapers to the collection.

Disabled access
Sound Induction Loop system in Gallery
Tours available by appointment.
Curriculum linked education programmes available (booked in advance)
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

April to September
Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00

October to March
Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00


Admission is free.

Location / Directions

From Belfast, follow the signs for the Causeway Coastal Route along the A2.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
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Contact Details

Museum and Civic Centre
11 Antrim Street
County Antrim
BT38 7DG

Tel: 0300 124 5000