Visit Carrickfergus Museum

Interested in the local history of Carrickfergus? Want to find out who William of Orange was? Learn all about it at Carrickfergus Museum! It is a local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. Material from the Council’s own civic collection, together with Carrickfergus related material on loan from both private and national collections are on display. The separate ‘community archive’ features local and social history material, relating to the Borough’s recent past. The archive also gives visitors the opportunity to add their own informative stories, photographs, documents and newspapers to the collection.

Is it suitable for children?

Yes, of course! There are several 'hands on' interactive facilities giving a fun as well as an informative angle to the displays. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations that are sure to keep your kids engaged.

Carrickfergus is the most archaeologically explored town in Northern Ireland. The finds on display at Carrickfergus Museum provide a remarkable glimpse into life in the town from the Medieval period to more recent times. The displays reflect the experiences of ordinary people and illustrate the dramatic and tumultuous events in the town’s history. These collections are displayed and interpreted using a range of media, including audio-visual presentations and hands-on interactives.

Entry to the museum is absolutely free!

  • Monday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday – 10:00 to 16:00
  • Sunday – 10:00 to 16:00

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