Visit Us

We are located on the Mall, English Street, Downpatrick, between Down Cathedral and Downpatrick Courthouse. On entry to the town from either the Belfast road or the Newcastle road, follow the brown signs to the Museum. There is an Ulsterbus service from Belfast to Downpatrick, departing from the Europa Bus Centre. There is also an Ulsterbus service from Newry.

NEW! Tours for Groups

We have recently launched a number of special tours enabling groups to discover more about Early Christian Down and the Old Gaol of Down. Tell us how long you want your tour to be and we can work around your requirements. Prices start at £5 per person. Click on the icons below for more details!


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The Museum makes an ideal day out for families, groups, schools and individuals. Visitor facilities inlcude:
  • Fully accessible galleries, shop and tearoom visitors with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users
  • A shop which stocks an excellent range of books on local history, items of local crafts, children's goods and souvenirs
  • Hands-on features for children and families
  • Audio tour for visitors with visual impairments
  • Selection of tactile objects and features
  • Large format information available on request
  • Tactile orientation model of site
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Toilets for visitors with disabilities
  • Guide/hearing dogs welcome
‚ÄčOur introductory leaflet is available in the following 7 languages:

Cantonese
Hindi
Lithuanian
Polish
Portuguese
Slovak
Urdu