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Carrickfergus Museum

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Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7DG
Red vintage pull along fire carriage branded Carrickfergus Fire Brigade

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Local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations.

Material from the Council's own civic collection, together with Carrickfergus related material on loan from both private and national collections are on display. There are several 'hands on' interactive facilities giving a fun as well as an informative angle to the displays.  A play zone is available for under 5's.

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.

Disabled access
Sound Induction Loop system in Gallery
Curriculum linked education programmes available (booked in advance)
Tours are only available by appointment.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available

Catering

  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

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Tel+44 (0) 28 9335 8241

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Opening Times

* Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm

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A woman and child having a pretend sword fight in the room at the top of the castle keep with the sun beaming through the window behind. Carrickfergus Castle, CarrickfergusFor more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Irish landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Carrickfergus Visitor Information Centre, CarrickfergusWe offer a full range of services, including free maps and information leaflets, bus and rail times.

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Directions from Town:From Belfast, follow the signs for the Causeway Coastal Route along the A2.

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