North Down Museum packs a lot into a small space, telling the history of the area

North Down Museum packs a lot into a small space, telling the history of the area from the Bronze Age to the present day. Take some time to look around the website and learn more about our collections, events and exhibitions - we hope to welcome you on a visit soon!

Opening times - Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm & Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.30pm - Closed on Mondays, except July and August and Bank Holidays


The Long Gallery

Wednesday 6 December – Sunday 18 March

Exhibition; ‘Little Black Dress’

In every woman’s wardrobe is a fashion icon. Come along and see a variety of shapes and styles from down the years.

Thursday 22 March – Sunday 3 June

Exhibition; ‘Random’

This exhibition features artefacts and artworks from the Museum’s collections which rarely make it out on display.

Wednesday 6 June-Thursday 26 July

Exhibition; 'A Brush with Nature'

Contemporary Chinese Painting Exhibition by Michael Rong-Gen Yin.


The Community Gallery

Tuesday 9 January – Sunday 4 February

Exhibition; ‘Auswitchz…. Recaptured’

An exhibition of photography from Auswitchz by locally-based photographer David J Campbell.

Tuesday 6 February – Sunday 4 March

Exhibition; Art by North Down and Ards U3A

Tuesday 6 March-Sunday 1 April

Exhibition; Skies, Coast & Wildlife

Enjoy the talents of a group of local artists who paint coastal landscapes and wildlife using vibrant colours.

Tuesday 3 April-Sunday 29 April

Exhibition; Species-by Pauline Little

Pauline has begun to speculate on the other world we hardly understand; life below the earth. This has generated her current paintings about life in the ground and the seasonal transition from dormancy to abundance.

Tuesday 1-Sunday 27 May 

Exhibition; Percy French

An exhibition celebrating the successful Irish entertainer and songwriter.

Tuesday 29 May-Sunday 24 June

Exhibition; Life in Mono by Ards Camera Club

A photographic exhibition by members of Ards Camera Club from across the borough.

Tuesday 26 June-Sunday 22 July

Exhibition; A Sense of Place

An emotive exhibition of new paintings, ceramics, fine art prints and photography by local artists.

Tuesday 24 July- Sunday 19 August

Exhibition; Ulster Woodturners Exhibition

 A display of the work of the Ulster Woodturners.

Tuesday 21 August-Sunday 16 September

Exhibition; Bangor Art Club 2018 Exhibition

A collection of work from Bangor Art Club

10 July 2017 - 31 December 2018

Opening Times

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm & Sunday: 12noon - 4.30pm - Closed on Mondays, except July and August and Bank Holidays


  • Free entry

Contact Details

  • Address North Down Museum Castle Park Avenue Bangor Co Down BT20 4BT
  • Telephone 028 9127 1200
  • Email North Down Museum
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