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Newry and Mourne Museum has organised a number of events that will appeal to young and old thoughout May

National Drawing Day has become a major annual event for Museums north and south focusing on a range of drawing activities that invite participants to engage with museum collections or current exhibitions.

Newry and Mourne Museum will be taking part this year with a workshop for inspired by our collection and displays. Local artist Dwyer McKerr will host two workshops, which will help children with their drawing and sketching. The first session will start at 10.30am until 12pm and the second session will start at 1.30pm until 3pm on Saturday 18 May. This activity is suitable for ages 5 – 11, and an adult must accompany all children. There is a cost of £2 per child and pre-booking of places is advisable. An adult must accompany children

Newry and Mourne Museum will be open to the public 27 May, Bank Holiday Monday from 10.00am until 4.30pm.

For our younger guests we will host a ‘Spring into Summer’ arts and craft workshop for children aged 5 to 11, from10.30am until 12pm. The session is free of charge, but numbers are limited so pre-booking of places is advisable. An adult must accompany children.

In the afternoon we will be playing “Memories of Newry,” a video donated to the Museum by Newry local, Mickey Mallon at 2pm. Entrance is free of charge.

For visitors who wish to take a stroll through the galleries, the Museum provides FREE audio guides in English, Irish, French and German which provide more information on the Castle and the exhibits. An audio tour aimed at children in the age range 7-12 is now available in English and Irish. Currently on display are the temporary exhibitions “Slices of History: Memories of McCann’s Bakery”, and “Newry Artists: Past and Present”.

If you wish to book for any of the above events or you require more information, please email

For opening hours, information on events, upcoming exhibitions and other services please telephone 0330 137 4422.