Somme Heritage Centre

The centre 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 10.00am – 3.00pm. 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.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

April - June Mon - Thur 10am - 4pm & Sat 11am - 4pm
July & Aug Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm & Sat 11am - 5pm
Sept Mon - Thur 10am - 4pm & Sat 11am - 4pm

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


Rates available on request.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Located on A21 on the Main Road between Bangor and Newtownards
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Contact Details

233 Bangor Road
County Down
BT23 7PH

Tel: (028) 9182 3202
Fax: (028) 9182 3214