Down County Museum, Downpatrick

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  • We had been here before but a lot has happened since our last visit. The staff were very helpful and directed us to a fascinating photography exhibition by a local Elliott. We then went to see the new...  more »
  • great place to visit and its free. The prison is split into what was the governors house and the prison. In the prison you can see the cells and some of the inmates(model) and see what they were sente...  more »
  • After 20 years since last visit spent a fascinating couple of hours in this former goal once used to hold criminals prior to their shipment to Australia. Huge improvements in this past two decades and...  more »
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  • Very disappointed that we drove into Downpatrick specifically to visit the museum but were unable to park within reasonable walking distance. Due to health reasons parking in the town and walking up the hill was not an option. I've visited before many years ago and know the museum is excellent but the lack of parking options is doing no favours.
  • Very interesting. Recommended visit in co Down on a rainy day. Lots of info and details
  • Well worth a visit. Staff are very helpful. Packs in a lot of interesting facts. Good restaurant. And it's free to get in!
  • Worth a visit! Don't be put off; it's a fun, interactive museum with a lot of history. Much better than I remembered as a child. Highly recommended.
  • Very interesting museum quite small but packet with interesting fact about Northern Ireland and Down history.

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