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North Down Museum tells the story of the North Down area from the Bronze Age to the present day, each exhibition is dedicated to a particular era of local history. Key artefacts on display include the Bronze Age Ballycroghan Swords, the Bangor Bell from the important Bangor Abbey settlement and the Raven Maps, the only complete folio of Plantation era maps in Ireland.

North Down Museum is situated at the rear of the Town Hall, Bangor Castle, on Castle Park Avenue. The Castle, built for the Hon. R.E. Ward in 1852, had a courtyard and stables and is located a few minutes from the recently restored Bangor Castle Walled Garden.


Opening times:
Updated re-opening times from 25 May 2021. Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.00pm, Sunday 12 noon - 4.00pm. Closed Mondays

Tel: 028 9127 1200
Address: The Castle, Town Hall, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 4BT


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  • Disabled Parking
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  • Induction Loop System
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  • Schools Room
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