North Down Museum

Learn something of the fascinating saga of the area in Northern Ireland's most visited small museum, located around a covered courtyard at the rear of Bangor Castle.

The story of the region's history, archaeology and wildlife unfolds before you through a series of exciting audio-visual displays and intriguing exhibits. Here you will see examples of archaeological finds, such as the Ballycrochan Swords, dating from 500 BC, and a 9th Century hand bell which marks the period when Bangor's monastery was one of the most important in Christendom. Other displays highlight the natural history of the area (including, in summer, an observation beehive which children adore). A unique feature is the Jordan Room, a magnificent collection of antique objects from the Far East.

The museum runs special events and activities, and hosts temporary exhibits in the Long Gallery, which change regularly.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Tues - Sat: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sun: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Closed on Mondays, except July & August and Bank Holidays


No admission charge

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Follow signs for Bangor town centre. At the roundabout at the train and bus station, follow the brown signs for North Down Museum, turning up the hill towards Bangor Town Hall.
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