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In line with the latest Executive guidance, both North Down Museum and Ards Art Centre will remain closed until further notice (subject to NI Executive review). 

We appreciate your continued support and patience and look forward to welcoming visitors back into our buildings when it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, check out our online exhibitions:

Cormac Neeson LIVE STREAM from Portico

The Life and Work of Sophia Rosamond Praeger

Fragments of Memory - An exhibition by Millie Moore

Percy French - Online Exhibition

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North Down Museum Local Treasures Tour

As many of our museums remain closed due to restrictions, a new online mini-series #LocalTreasures offers a whistle-stop taster tour of our local museums filled with fascinating stories and exciting exhibits.

This video features our own North Down Museum, where Museum Assistant Leanne Briggs takes you on a short tour of the galleries and explores some of the interesting artefacts which are on display and their links to our local history.

Follow the rest of the series on twitter @Swimming_Head or facebook Swimming Head Productions or check out the website:

Funding for this project was supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland