What's On

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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European Heritage Open Day

14 September 2019 - 14 September 2019 at Down County Museum

As part of European Heritage Open Days we will be running guided tours of the old Gaol. Find out more about how the gaol was run and listen to stories about some of the prisoners.

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European Heritage Open Day

15 September 2019 - 15 September 2019 at Down County Museum

As part of European Heritage Open Days, we are running free guided tours of the old Gaol. Come along and find out more about life in the Gaol and listen to stories about some of the prisoners.

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Culture Night at the Museum

20 September 2019 - 20 September 2019 at Down County Museum

We are joining with Downpatrick Community Collective to celebrate Culture Night. Come along and enjoy music, song and dance and much more!

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The Contest of Memory. Commemorating 1798

21 September 2019 - 21 September 2019 at Down County Museum

This free conference on the topic of the 1798 rebellion and its commemorations, is the final event in a year long programme run by the museum as part of its PEACE IV funded projects. Speakers include: Peter Collins, Trevor McCavery and Ruth Carr. Places must be pre-booked

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Artisan Market at the Museum

21 September 2019 - 21 September 2019 at Down County Museum

The monthly artisan market run by Downpatrick Community Collective takes place the third Saturday in each month and is a very popular event. Lots to taste and buy!

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Defence Heritage: Recording and Conserving a Vulnerable Resource (1)

25 October 2019 - 25 October 2019 at Down County Museum

This conference, run in conjunction with HED, looks at efforts to interpret and conserve the many defence sites in our area and throughout Ireland and Britain. The conference features talks by a variety of historians. Places must be pre-booked.

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Crafts for Halloween

26 October 2019 - 26 October 2019 at Down County Museum

Come along and make a range of spooky souvenirs for Halloween. Children's craft workshop suitable for all ages.

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Monster Halloween Party

31 October 2019 - 31 October 2019 at Down County Museum

Our annual Halloween party features magic shows, Punch and Judy show, outdoor acrobatic and juggling shows and story telling. Fun for all the family.

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