Opened in 1986, Newry and Mourne Museum aims to provide a dynamic and inclusive recreational and educational resource reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the local area. The museum’s diverse collections currently include material relating to prehistoric history; Newry’s Cistercian foundations; Ulster’s Gaelic Order and relationship with the English Crown; the building of a merchant town and the first summit level canal in the British Isles; the working life and folk traditions of rural and mountain areas; fishing, trade and migration by sea; renowned local personalities and businesses; folklore, storytelling and music; and modern experiences of a Border area. All these aspects of local heritage are explored at through a varied programme of exhibitions, educational events and activities.
10.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday 1.30pm - 5pm on Sundays We are open on Bank Holidays (excluding Christmas Day, December 26th and New Year's Day)
Museum entry is free of charge
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Facilities and services
- Education facilities available
- Study facilities
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