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Down County Museum

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  1. About Down County Museum
    Down County Museum in Downpatrick collects, conserves and exhibits artefacts relating to the history of County Down from the earliest times to the present day.
  2. Image of a temporary exhibition at Down County Museum.
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  3. Collections
    The Museum collects, conserves, researches and displays objects and photographs relating to County Down.
  4. Publications
    The Museum has produced a range of publications over the years.
  5. Exhibitions
    The Museum has a wide variety of objects on display in both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  6. Learning at Down County Museum
    Find out more about Down County Museum’s varied education programmes.
  7. History of the Site of Down County Museum
    Down County Museum, Downpatrick is located in the historic buildings of the eighteenth century County Gaol of Down.
  8. Virtual Visit
    Take a virtual 360 degree tour of the Museum - simply click on the image below to start your journey!
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  1. Donating artefacts and documents
    Do you have objects, photographs or documents that you would like to donate to Down County Museum?
  2. A photograph of Alison Lowey, artist. Photo credit Pat O'Hare.
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  3. External View of Down County Museum.
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  4. A couple viewing artefacts at the At Present Confined: Life in the Old Gaol of Down exhibition in Down County Museum.
    Find the details here of how to contact the Newry, Mourne and Down Museum Team.
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