Northern Ireland - Armagh

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3. St Patrick’s Trian Centre, Armagh

Top 10 ten places to visit in Northern Ireland - Armagh

St Patrick’s Trian Centre, Armagh

St Patrick’s Trian Centre is an ambitious complex containing Armagh's tourist office and three seperate attractions.
The first of these, peopled with figures representing the land of Lilliput and Jonathan Swift's connection with Armagh, occupies the former Presbyterian Meeting House, which was partly constructed from the ruined abbey of St Peter and St Paul.
The second installation, 'The Armagh Story,' is a multimedia account of the town's growth and the nature of belief, while the third, 'Patrick's Testament,' is an interactive account of the saint's association with Armagh. 
The Armagh Story - Step back in time and visit historic Armagh - from massive stone monuments of pre history, with its myths and legends, to the coming of Saint Patrick and Celtic Christianity.  Travel on through a Viking raid and pass the funeral of an Irish High King.  This will bring you on to meet Francis Johnston, the renowned Armagh architect, who relates the history of Georgian buildings in the city in a most unusual manner.

Patrick's Testament - The Book of Armagh - A new exhibition on the Book of Armagh has recently opened at the centre.  The interactive displays allow the visitor to find out about this ancient manuscript through touch screen computers and hands on activities.

The Land of Lilliput - Jonathan Swift, author and clergyman, spent time in the Armagh area and his most famous work 'Gullivers Travels' is encapsulated in the fantasy 'Land of Lilliput'.  Here, the adventures are narrated with the help of a 20 foot giant!
St Patrick’s Trian Centre Address:
Saint Patrick's Trian
40 English Street
BT61 7BA
Northern Ireland, UK

St Patrick’s Trian Centre Opening Times:
September to June, Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
July to August, Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, Sunday 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s Trian Centre Admission:
Adult £5.00
Child £3.25
Family £15.00
Concession £4.00
Group Rate Adult £4.25, Concession £3.50, Child £3.75

T  +44(0)28 3752 1801

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