Son et Lumiere show

A new feature at the museum is a Son et Lumiere show which dramatises episodes from the history of the gaol and its prisoners. 

This was produced as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Governor's Residence Access Project and provides a spectacular addition to the museum's interpretation of the history of the old Gaol of Down.

The show is projected on to the wall of the cell block and features the stories of prisoners, Thomas Russell, Ann Morrison, James Smith and William Gaddis and the narration of the Inspector, Rev Arthur Forde.  Shots of the gaol and contemporary images of the time provide the background to their lives while sound effects heighten the atmosphere. 

The Son et Lumiere will be shown at regular intervals throughout the year. Groups may like to book a viewing as part of an evening visit to the museum.  Please contact us for more information.