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9. Carrickfergus Museum

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Carrickfergus Museum

Carrickfergus is the most archaeologically explored town in Northern Ireland, and the finds on display at the 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.

Also featured is the Community Archive gallery that provides opportunities for the local community to contribute their memories, photographs and objects to the ever-evolving story of Carrickfergus.

The Gallery features special exhibitions produced by the museum, as well as touring exhibitions from other museums and institutions. 

The museum reception area incorporates the Tourist Information Centre, providing visitors with information on all activities and accommodation within Carrickfergus and in Northern Ireland, and the Museum Gift Shop features the best in locally sourced arts and crafts gifts.

Carrickfergus Museum Address:
Carrickfergus Museum
11 Antrim Street
Carrickfergus
BT38 7DG
Northern Ireland, UK

Carrickfergus Museum Opening Times:
April to September, Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
October to March, Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday 1.00 to 5.00pm

Carrickfergus Museum Admission:
Free

T + 44 (0) 28 9335 8049

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