What's On

Down at the Races

04 June 2018 - 31 May 2019 at Down County Museum

This new exhibition explores the exciting world of horse racing in County Down. Packed full of artefacts, documents and photographs, it brings to life the history of the sport in the local area.

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When we were Young

30 November 2018 - 31 December 2019 at Down County Museum

This new exhibition looks at how childhood has changed over time. The displays explore the worlds of play, school and early childhood as well as looking at how concepts of childhood has developed.

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Heydays and Holidays

08 June 2019 - 31 January 2020 at Down County Museum

This new exhibition looks at how holidays, festivals and special days were celebrated in the past and the wider development of leisure in our communities.

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The Horse in Art: a lecture

12 June 2019 - 12 June 2019 at Down County Museum

As part of the Downpatrick wide Down Time Festival which celebrates horse racing in Downpatrick, this lecture, by Mary McGrath of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, looks at representations of the horse in art from earliest times to the more recent past.

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Blood Horses: a reading by Moyra Donaldson

13 June 2019 - 13 June 2019 at Down County Museum

As part of the Downpatrick wide, Down Time Festival, which celebrated horse racing in Downpatrick, we are presenting a reading by County Down poet, Moyra Donaldson, from her work, Blood Horses, a collection rooted in the stories of the three Arab foundation sires, the Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian and the Godolphin Barb.

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The Bigger Picture: Conference on the legacy of FJ Bigger

14 June 2019 - 14 June 2019 at Down County Museum

As part of our PEACE IV project on the legacy of the historian and antiquarian, FJ Bigger, we are inviting members of the wider community to come along to this conference which explores his legacy in County Down.

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Countrylife Event

15 June 2019 - 15 June 2019 at Down County Museum

As part of the Downpatrick wide, Down Time Festival, and running alongside the monthly artisan market, our countrylife event features traditional craft demonstrations and performances by the Armagh Rhymers

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