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  1. Down County Museum
    Welcome to Down County Museum, where the rich heritage of County Down is brought to life in fascinating exhibitions, lively events and hands-on activities.
  2. Newry and Mourne Museum
    Newry and Mourne Museum first opened in 1986 in Newry Arts Centre and moved to larger premises at Bagenal’s Castle in March 2007.
  3. Image of a temporary exhibition at Down County Museum.
    The museums have a varied and stimulating series of events, activities and exhibitions that seek to provide access to their collections for public enjoyment.
  4. The image depicts pupils from St. Colman’s Abbey Primary School in Newry who took part in a production of The Conceited Pirate in 1945.
    Our Collections have been donated by local people and those with associations with the area.
  5. Publications
    Our Museums have a wealth of information about their collections and have made it accessible through an extensive publication list which we hope you enjoy.
  6. Exhibitions at Down County Museum and Newry and Mourne Museum
    Down County Museum and Newry and Mourne have a wide variety of objects on display in both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  7. Learning at NMD Museums
    Both Down County Museum, and Newry and Mourne Museum have an active learning programme for all ages.
  8. History
    Our Museums are both housed in heritage buildings that are important to interpreting the historical development of our area.
Experience our history

NMD Museums are...The story of Visit Mourne has a varied history. Over the years, the region has seen countless rebellions, insurrections and uprisings. Learn more about this turbulent past at Down County Museum.

  1. An image of an A.E. Douglas painting.
    For all the latest news, articles and events happening at the Museums.
  2. Donations
    Donations of objects and documents by the public are pivotal to the work of a museum as it seeks to tell the stories of the past and help us understand our heritage.
  3. External View of Down County Museum.
    How to sign up for the free NMD Museums Enewsletter.
  4. An image of the front exterior of Bagenal's Castle.
    Find the details here of how to contact the Newry, Mourne and Down Museum Team.
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