Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thur Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Contact us

+44 (0) 28 9127 1200

North Down Museum
Town Hall
The Castle
BT20 4BT

Museum Opening Hours and Accessibility

Plan ahead to enjoy your museum experience to the full.

North Down Museum is open throughout the year, with free admission for all visitors.  Please see our opening hours below, including dates when we are not open, to help you plan your visit.

North Down Museum opening hours:

In line with the NI Executive Regulations announced on 14 October, North Down Museum will close from 16 October 2020 for a period of four weeks (subject to review).  Coffee Cure at the Museum will also be closed for the same time period, although the kiosk at the Walled Garden will remain open until 31 October for take-away only.

Please check back for further updates.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


North Down Museum
Town Hall, Bangor Castle
Bangor, BT20 4BT


The museum has free parking which is located within our grounds in Castle Park.


North Down Museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities. If you have any special requirements, however, please contact us ahead of your visit so we can ensure that all of your needs are met and that your trip is as enjoyable as possible.

  • Accessible parking:
    There are three blue badge parking spaces in the car park, which are located approximately 150 yards from the museum’s main entrance. 
  • Assistance dogs:
    We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs inside the museum. However, while our staff love all dogs, we cannot permit non-assistance dogs in the museum or courtyard as this is a council bye-law that we must enforce. 
  • Wheelchair access:
    This is available throughout the public areas of the museum on the ground floor and first floor.
  • Lift access:
    A lift is available from our ground floor to our first floor. 
  • Accessible toilet:
    This is located on the ground floor and is fitted with a Radar Lock.

Buddy Card Scheme

If you have a disability and require assistance to attend events, then you can apply for a Buddy Card which allows the ‘Buddy’ of your choice to accompany you for free. At Ards and North Down Borough Council, we encourage people with a disability to attend our arts and heritage events and we hope our Buddy Card scheme makes doing so a little easier.  

You can pick up a Buddy Card application pack at the following venues:

  • North Down Museum
  • Ards Arts Centre
  • Any of Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Visitor Information Centres

You can also request a Buddy Card application pack by contacting North Down Museum on 028 9127 1200 or emailing:  

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