Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10am - 4pm
Wed 10am - 4pm
Thur 10am - 4pm
Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun 12noon - 4pm

Contact us

+44 (0) 28 9127 1200

North Down Museum

Town Hall

The Castle


BT20 4BT


The archive collection includes a range of images, letters and written records, as well as pamphlets, brochures and various other memorabilia.

Photographic archive 

Showcasing the shifting landscape of Ards and North Down, our photographic archive allows visitors to see how the area has altered from the 19th century up to the present day. Images are recorded in a collection of photographs, negatives, glass plates and slides and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

From old shopfronts and buildings, to seaside and holiday activities, the archive allows us to step into the past and have a look at our leisure. You can also view special occasions such as royal visits to the borough and the annual May Day event in Holywood.

Donate images: The number of images in our archive is constantly expanding, as people generously donate or let us scan their old photos. If you have any images you think might be of interest then please do contact us.

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