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Look, Listen, Learn - Top Learning Experiences

For a world - no, a universe of knowledge, Northern Ireland is a wonderful resource.
We have loads of interactive museums, attractions and tours that are sure to entertain and educate the kids all in one go!

Here's a taster to get you started.

National Trust properties and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency offer exciting learning opportunities throughout the year. Take advantage of the many living history events on offer. www.discovernorthernireland.com/events.

If all that learning's not enough visit: www.discovernorthernireland.com/history.

Places To Visit

Downpatrick & County Down Railway, Downpatrick

Travel back to the past with real vintage steam trains through St. Patrick's Country, over the River Quoile and under the graceful Down Cathedral to peaceful ruins of Inch Abbey.

The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick

The Saint Patrick Centre is the starting point for any visitor who wishes to know more about Ireland’s patron saint. The exhibition Ego Patricius – The Story of St. Patrick, explores Patrick’s legacy, and recalls the saint’s story, in his own words.

Inniskillings Museum, Enniskillen

A visit to The Inniskillings Museum at Enniskillen Castle is a journey through more than 300 years of world history as encountered by the town’s two famous regiments, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.

Down County Museum, Downpatrick

Down County Museum is located in the old county Gaol of Down. It houses fascinating exhibitions on the history of Down as well as restored cells with life-size figures of prisoners and their gaolers.

Bellaghy Bawn, Bellaghy, Magherafelt

Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house).

Larne Museum and Arts Centre, Larne

Housed in the former Carnegie Free Library, Larne Museum and Arts Centre boasts permanent and temporary exhibitions reflecting the agricultural, industrial, military and maritime history of the area.

W5 whowhatwherewhenwhy, Belfast

With nearly 250 interactive exhibits in 4 exhibition areas, W5 offers a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages.

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