North Down Museum


North Down Museum

Discover the area’s fascinating history in Northern Ireland’s most visited small museum, located amid the wooded nature trails of Castle Park in Bangor.

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.

North Down Museum

Town Hall 
Castle Park Avenue
BT20 4BT


028 9127 1200



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