The Navan Centre

The Navan Centre interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, the ancient capital and seat of the Kings of Ulster.

The Navan Centre offers visitors a unique appreciation of the history of the area through a stimulating exhibition packed full of information, artifacts and hands on activities for all the family. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Ulster Cycle in the vibrant audio visual show. Witness the Celtic Characters bring history to life in the Iron Age/Early Christian period dwelling with demonstrations of cooking, weaving, farming and much more… Finally, take a guided walk to the Navan Fort and be transported along the path of history.

For the Kids at Navan fun and laughter everyday. (Available April - September)

The Centre offers so much for children, its perfect for any age. You can:
•Dress up in Celtic costumes and get your face painted before experiencing life as a Celt
•Bring archaeology to life by digging in the archeo-pit to uncover bones, coins or maybe even teeth
•Complete the Navan Fort trail to get a prize at the end
•Enjoy the Archaeology Discovery Room and play in the outdoor activity area on the massive Wolfhound play piece

Exhibitions are multilingual.

**June 2014: The Navan Centre is delighted to have been awarded Family Visitor Attraction of the Year (Small) at the 2014 ni4kids Family Awards, as well as a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


Winter 2016
Adult £5.45, Child £3.30, Family £15.90, Senior £4.05, Student £4.05

Summer 2016 (1st April - 30th September)
Adult £6.60, Child £4.40, Family £18, Senior £5.45, Student £5.45

Group: Adult / Senior / Student £5.25

Opening times:

Summer Opening: 1st April - 30th September, Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:30. Last admission 17:00.
Winter Opening: 1st October - 31st March, Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00. Last admission 15.00.
Other times by arrangement for tour groups or educational visits.

Christmas and New Year Opening Times
The Navan Centre & Fort will be closed from Saturday 24th December to Sunday 1st January inclusive. Centre re-opens again on Monday 2nd January 2017

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Armagh Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

A28, 4 miles from Armagh City.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Open Sundays
  • Open Mondays
  • Picnic Area
  • Euro Accepted
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Family Discount
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