Visir the Newry and Mourne Museum in County Down

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.

How much is admission to the museum?

You’re in luck! It’s free! Enjoy this amazing wee museum completely free of charge. Head on down today and explore.

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. All these aspects of local heritage are explored at through a varied programme of exhibitions, educational events and activities.

  • Monday – CLOSED
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 16:30
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 16:30
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 16:30
  • Friday – 10:00 to 16:30
  • Saturday – 10:00 to 16:30
  • Sunday – CLOSED


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