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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.

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Legnabrocky, Enniskillen

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of the finest show caves in Europe. Visitors are guided through a fascinating natural underworld while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around. Prepare to be awe inspired.

Bronte Homeland Interpretative Centre, Rathfriland, Newry

The fertile land of County Down has been farming country for centuries. It was here that Patrick Brontë, father of Charlotte, Emily and Anne - the famous Brontë sisters, was born into a farming family on 17th March 1777.

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House, Belfast

As the last place Titanic rested on dry land, the dock is Titanic’s physical ‘footprint’ in history. Learn about Belfast’s incredible maritime heritage and shipbuilding legacy and peer into the vast dock where Titanic was fitted out.

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.

Somme Heritage Centre, Newtownards

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.

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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