Somme Heritage Centre

The Museum examines Ireland's role in the 1st World War with special reference to the cross-community involvement in the 3 local volunteer Divisions: the 10th and 16th (Irish) Divisions and the 36th (Ulster) Division. Guided tours bring the visitor back in time to 1910 where they learn about the Home Rule Crisis, recruiting and training of men and life in the trenches. Reconstructed trenches of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Wheelchair access. Audio-visual. Shop. Conference facilities.

Food served 10.00 - 15:00. Includes light snacks, burgers, sausages, chips, frys, homemade soup, cakes, biscuits and scones. Children’s Menu available.
Booking for groups essential. Take away available. Disabled access – parking, toilet and use of wheelchair. Credit/debit cards accepted. (no euros accepted). Seats 55.

In 2015 Somme Heritage Centre were awarded a Bronze Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

April - June Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 16:00 and Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
July & August Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sept Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 16:00 and Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
October - March Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 16:00 and 1st Saturday of Month 11:00 - 16:00

Oct - March Mon - Thur 10am - 4pm & 1st Sat each month 11am - 4pm


Adult £5.75
Child/Concession £4.75
Family (2 adults & 3 children) £18

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Located on A21 on the Main Road between Bangor and Newtownards
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Picnic Area
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Family Discount
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

233 Bangor Road
County Down
BT23 7PH

Tel: (028) 9182 3202