Opening hours

Mon Closed*
Tue 10am - 3:00pm
Wed 10am - 3:00pm
Thur 10am - 3:00pm
Fri 10am - 3:00pm
Sat 10am - 3:00pm
Sun 12pm - 3:00pm

Contact us

+44 (0) 28 9127 1200

North Down Museum
Town Hall
The Castle
BT20 4BT

Our History

Dating from 1852, Bangor Castle (the Town Hall) is home to North Down Museum, which is located at the back of the building and incorporated into the former laundry room, courtyard and stable area.

This beautiful stately home was once home to the Hon Robert Edward Ward – brother of the third Viscount of Bangor and High Sheriff of Down – and its elegant architecture is rendered in the Elizabethan-Jacobean Revival style.

Inside, the museum charts the borough’s rich history in a series of rooms, each dedicated to a particular era – from the Bronze Age right through to more modern times. Just some of the artefacts on display include the Bronze Age Ballycroghan Swords and the Bangor Bell from the Bangor Abbey settlement, along with the Raven Maps – Ireland’s only complete folio of Plantation era maps.

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