Newry and Mourne Museum

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Bagenal's Castle, Castle Street
Co. Down
BT34 2BY
Northern Ireland

  • Phone: 028 3031 3182

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

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

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Study facilities

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