• 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 Gallery.

  • 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

Bangor Historical Society : History Talks

Bangor Historical Society meets in the comfort of the North Down Museum café the second Thursday of each month.

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Skies, Coast & Wildlife Art Exhibition

In the Community Gallery, Tuesday 6 March-Sunday 1 April 2018

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Random Exhibition

In the Long Gallery, Thursday 22 March-Sunday 3 June 2018

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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