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Discover Early Christian Down

Down County Museum, The Mall, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AH
High Cross lit up at night outside Down Cathedral, Downpatrick

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Discover Early Christian Down. Special tours for groups.

Explore the legacy of St Patrick. Discover the history of Down’s ancient high crosses. See real Early Christian artefacts from local Patrician sites. Visit the Hill of Down and St Patrick’s grave. Explore the story with an expert guide.

Tour 1, Tour of the Downpatrick high cross and Early Christian collections in Down County Museum: with tea/coffee and scone

Tour 2, Tour of the Downpatrick High Cross and Early Christian collections in Down County Museum, visit to St Patrick’s grave and tour of Saul Church, Struell Wells and Inch Abbey: with lunch

Tours are available on half day or whole day options.


Establishment Features

  • Groups catered for
  • Prior Booking Required

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Guide Prices

Tour 1 - with tea/coffee and scone £5.00; with lunch £8.00

Tour 2 - with lunch £12

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Opening Times

* 10:00 - 17:00, weekdays.
13:00 - 17:00 Saturday and Sunday

Also available outside of these hours by arrangement.

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