The museum is located in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park in the centre of Bangor. This free attraction is popular with all ages.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, North Down Museum is closed to the public until further notice. For more information,

The displays reflect the pivotal role nearby Bangor Abbey held in early Christian Ireland and throughout Europe. Discover how the monks met their fate at the hands of the Vikings and visit the full-sized Monk's Cell and Viking Long-house.

Nostalgic displays on Bangor's early days as a resort plus a mini cinema combine with temporary exhibitions to make this a must for all ages.

Here you can also have a rest and enjoy a meal or snack in the Castle Garden restaurant. The museum shop offers a range of books and gifts from the area.

Accessible for people with disabilities.

Admission is free.
  • Town Hall
  • Castle Park Avenue
  • Bangor
  • Down
  • BT20 4BT

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Local history and heritage displays and exhibitions
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Free attraction
  • Annual events throughout the year
  • Coffee shop and restaurant

Easter at North Down Museum

Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 11:00am

Come to North Down Museum this Easter Monday and take part in their fabulous Easter trail.

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