North Down Museum | County Down, Northern Ireland

The North Down Museum chronicles the history of the local region. If you love learning about the history of Northern Ireland and County Down in particular, you're sure to enjoy this museum.

Entry is free! Making this a fabulous idea for a free day out with friends and family. Inside you'll find exhibits on history, archaeology and wildlife. Plus, there's a replica Viking longhouse too!

Notable items include the Ballycrochan Swords, dating from 500 BC, and a 9th Century hand bell which marks the period when Bangor's monastery was one of the most important in Christendom.

The museum is closed on Mondays and is open different hours each day, so be sure to check the website before you travel.

Concessions: Free entry