Newry & Mourne Museum

Our rich cultural heritage
Established in 1986, Newry and Mourne Museum aims to provide a dynamic and inclusive recreational and educational resource reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the local area.


The museum's diverse collections currently include material relating to prehistory; Newry's Cistercian foundations; Ulster's Gaelic Order and its relationship with the English Crown; the building of a merchant town and the first summit level canal in the British Isles; the working life and folk traditions of rural and mountain areas; fishing, trade and migration by sea; renowned local personalities and businesses; folklore, storytelling and music; and modern experiences of a Border area. All these aspects of local heritage are explored through a varied programme of exhibitions, educational events and activities.


Museum entry is free of charge and is open from: 10.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday 1.30pm - 5pm on Sundays

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The Galleries
Gallery 1 traces the development of the Newry and Mourne area from the first human settlers up to the end of the 16th century. Gallery 2 focuses on the expansion of Newry during the 17th - 19th centuries. Gallery 3 charts the influence of political and economic events on the history of the area and on the lives of local people in the 20th century.


Accreditation
Newry and Mourne Museum was accredited in 2007, under the Museums, Libraries and Archives Accreditation Scheme which sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK.


Collections Policy
As an Accredited Museum, Newry and Mourne Museum acquires objects and documents according to its Acquisition and Disposal Policy which sets out the themes, type of artefact and collecting area.

Halloween
On Saturday 24th October your kids can visit the Museum to unleash their wild and wicked imaginations to create ghostly arts and crafts in celebration of the scariest time of the year. There are two sessions, 10.30am - 12.00pm and again from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Cost per child is £1.50. This activity is appropriate for children aged 4 -11 years.

On Hallowe’en itself, October 31st, The Quiet Men The Bard and Storyteller, will visit the Museum to entertain visitors, young and old with scary stories and “faery tales”. There are two sessions, 10.30am - 12.00pm and again from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Cost per child is £1.50. This activity is appropriate for children aged 4 -11 years

Numbers for these workshops are limited to 20 children and due to growing demand for our workshops pre booking of places is advisable. Please note for all events children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Newry & Mourne Museum
  • 16th century fortified house
  • Galleries tracing the history of Newry and Mourne
  • Family activities
  • Local history research
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • FREE ENTRY. Open seven days a week
  • Free tour every Sunday at 3pm
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