Free tour of Newry Museum every Sunday
From 12th February there will be a free tour of Newry and Mourne Museum every Sunday at 3.30pm. The highlight of any visit to the Museum is the exhibitions, which tell the exciting and complex story of the region’s history from 9,000 years ago to the present day. Using a combination of interpretative panels and artifacts, the exhibitions provide an overview of the history and the diverse range of objects relating to the development of the region. Architectural features from the history of Bagenal’s Castle and the adjoining 19th-century warehouse have also been integrated into the museum exhibition layout.
The three permanent exhibitions on display include prehistoric material, Newry as a merchant town, the working life of the area and the modern experiences of living in a Border area. There are also two temporary exhibitions currently on display. Beliefs and Customs through the Ages in Newry and Mourne, which will run until May 2012, showcases a wide range of artefacts and documents that local people have donated to the Museum. The second exhibition is A Great Change – the lives and times of James Harshaw, John Martin and John Mitchel through whom help us better understand life during and after the Great Famine. This exhibition will be on display until February 2012.
If you haven’t visited the Museum before or you would like to hear more about the history of the area this is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Group numbers are limited to twelve. If you would like more information or you would like to book then telephone 028 3031 3178. Newry and Mourne Museum is open to the public seven days a week with free admission.
For opening hours, information on events and exhibitions, other services and bookings please telephone 028 3031 3178 or visit http://www.bagenalscastle.com
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