The Museum packs a lot of history into a small but delightful space

5 September 2018 - 1 September 2019

Upcoming exhibitions listed below:

The Long Gallery


Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 5 May

“…Messing about with a paint box.”

From landscapes to comical watercolour, family man to professional showman, explore the art of Percy French


Wednesday 29th May to Monday 24th June

Four Seasons

In ‘Four Seasons’ local artist David Campbell’s love of nature is aptly displayed with images from the Ards Peninsula that convey the landscape throughout the different seasons of the year.


Tueday 25th June to Wednesday 26th July

Open House Seaside Revival-

As part of the Open House Seaside Revival, this exhibition will explore aspects of Bangor as a seaside town.


The Community Gallery


Tuesday 11 December to Sunday 6 January

The Essence

The exhibition will capture glimpses of local scenery, history, poems and tales of the local area within Co Down. The artists have created work that dips into the history of buildings, tales and scenery using various mediums which complement the gallery area. Each artist specialises in print, ceramics and felting, using colours and textures which grasp the essence of nature and create a sense of ambiance of the local area.


Wednesday 30 January to Sunday 31 March

Eye In The Sky

This photographic exhibition developed by Armagh Observatory is from an album compiled by Henry (Harry) Havelock Ellison (1902-1979).  During the 1920s, he assisted with a pioneering aerial survey of Northern Ireland for the Ancient Monuments Advisory Committee. These photographs are among the very first aerial photos of Northern Ireland and the wealth of detail recorded makes each one of them a unique historical record of our towns and landscape more than 90 years ago.


Tueday 5 Febuary to Sunday 3 March

Wee Yarners 

North Down Wee Yarners are a local group of individuals meeting weekly at North Down Community Network to share in and build on their creative skills.
The group are delighted to show some recent work based on the theme "Images of North Down and the Peninsula" drawing on local landmarks and familiar coastal scenes for inspiration, using repurposed textiles and yarn. The exhibition will showcase both two dimensional and three-dimensional work encompassing the theme and incorporating both traditional and contemporary pattern.


Tueday 5 March to Sunday 31 March

Wild Life In The Frame

This photography exhibition by Lesley Barker shows the beauty of the wildlife that can be enjoyed in Ards and North Down. It shows some of the fantastic wildlife who are resident throughout the year to our beautiful seasonal visitors. From the swish of a red squirrel tail to the peep of a Kingfisher, wildlife never fails to amaze


Tuesday 2 April to Sunday 28 April

Wish You Were Here 

This exhibition is curated by a group of retired leisure painters who draw inspiration from the local Ards and North Down countryside. The paintings are a mixture of acrylic and watercolours.


Wednesday 8th May to Sunday 26th July

Ballyholme Yacht Club

In honour of the 100th anniversary of Ballyholme Yacht Club, this exhibition will explore and celebrate the long history of this local club.


Thursday 1st August to Sunday 1 September

Creative Peninsula

This exhibition coincides with the Creative Peninsula Festival and will feature unique pieces of art and craftwork in a celebration of the quality of the work produced by local artists and craftspeople.

5 September 2018 - 1 September 2019

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  • Free

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