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Down County Museum, Downpatrick

(4.5/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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  • Haven't visited for a few years, and we're very impressed by the changes in the museum. There are now lots of very interesting exhibitions, not only about the gaol, but about the history of the area, ...  more »
  • I went as a result of reading TripAdvisor reviews. Went before Christmas and had it all to myself while others were Christmas shopping. Loved the exhibitions with information in bite-sized chunks that...  more »
  • There is a cafe that serves stew, sandwiches etc. Nice view, has been refurbished. There is also the exhibits to look at, but for me it's a hanDy lunch stop 
Google
  • Visited this museum today and liked it so much that I will visit again. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and I found the exhibits interesting and informative. I am a recent resident of the area and the museum helped to get my knowledge of history into context. An excellent day out and the tearoom is a must for excellent food,fabulous views and friendly service.
  • New gallery about Early Christian church is Downpatrick is stunning. Other exhibits are well displayed and very interesting. The cafe is well worth a visit for its views alone.
  • Interesting history surrounding this place,artifacts galore,thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Very interesting!
  • Very nice Museum. Cross of St patrick... history of the building... cells... steeped in history...
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