Newry Museum

The Newry and Mourne area has numerous museums and heritage centres within it, including Newry Museum, an excellent place to learn about Newry’s history.

Opened 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 prehistoric history; Newry’s Cistercian foundations; Ulster’s Gaelic Order and 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 at through a varied programme of exhibitions, educational events and activities.

Arts Centre

1a Bank Parade


Co. Down

BT35 6HP

Fax. 028 302 66232

Tel. 028 302 66839



Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10.30am -1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm


Special bookings for schools and groups can be made


If you have any enquiries please contact Noreen or Gemma

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