• Putting Bangor on the Map

    North Down Museum has the only complete Folio of Plantation Maps in Ireland, the Raven Maps. These have been digitised and you can see the digitised maps with their additional content and the originals in our Plantation Room.

  • School Visits

    We welcome hundreds of school children to the Museum every year. Bring your class and learn about local Viking history.

  • A Unique Space

    Escape to North Down Museum for some time out and enjoy a coffee in our historic courtyard. Our coffee shop, under the management of Coffee Cure, serves a range of barista-brewed coffee, light snacks and hot and cold lunches.

  • A Snapshot of the Past

    One of our most popular collections is our local photographic archive, providing a visual insight into Bangor’s past.

What's New

Expression of Interest for Community Gallery 2016

North Down Museum is now calling for applications from groups and/or individuals who are interested in holding an exhibition in the museum.

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"Crazy Knot" Exhibition

Wednesday 9th August 2015-Sunday 1st November 2015

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Artworks for Assisi

Exhibition Tuesday 29th September-Sunday 1st October 2015

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Visiting Information

Contact Details

North Down Museum
Town Hall
The Castle
BT20 4BT
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 28 9127 1200



Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday:                     12.00pm - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, except July and August and Bank Holidays


Accessible for people with disabilities
Admission is free