Free tour of Newry and Mourne Museum every Sunday

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Community, What's On
The free tour of Newry and Mourne Museum will now commence at 3pm every Sunday. 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. The exhibitions provide an overview of the history and the diverse range of objects relating to the development of the region from 9,000 years ago to the present day. Architectural features from the history of Bagenal’s Castle and the adjoining 19th-century warehouse have also been integrated into the Museum exhibition layout. There are also two temporary exhibitions currently on display. “A Mourne Miscellany: historic documents and artifacts from the Mournes and Kilkeel” is open to the public. This display explores life in the Mountains of Mourne and town of Kilkeel. The major new exhibition, “Sporting Traditions through the Ages in Newry and Mourne,” is now open and will be on display until May 2013. The exhibition highlights the variety of sports enjoyed in the district including Gaelic Athletic Association sports, soccer, hockey, boxing, gymnastics, golf and other sports such as darts, pigeon racing and greyhound racing. Group numbers are limited to twelve. If you like more information or you would like to book please telephone 028 3031 3178. Newry and Mourne Museum is open to the public seven days a week with admission free of charge. For opening hours, information on events and exhibitions, other services and bookings please telephone 028 3031 3178 or visit
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