Exploring Carrickfergus Museum – Northern Ireland

Updated On: November 07, 2023

Carrickfergus Museum

Carrickfergus Museum – The History of The Town

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One of the best attractions to visit in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland is the impressive Carrickfergus Museum. Keep on reading to find out what this museum has to offer…

Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre is a local museum that focuses on interpreting and telling the history of the town and the surrounding area. Inside this Museum, there are multi-media and audio-visual presentations that help in telling the history of the town. There is also some material from the council’s own civic collection. As well as other Carrickfergus related material on loan from both private and national collections.

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The interesting thing about visiting this Museum is the community archive which features local and social history material, related to the Borough’s recent past. This archive also gives the visitors the opportunity to add their own personal stories, photographs, documents and newspaper to the already existing collection.

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Since Carrickfergus town is considered the most archaeologically discovered town in Northern Ireland. It is important to go to Carrickfergus Museum to check the findings there. The museum shows the visitors the life in this town from the medieval times to the more recent years. Something that might attract you to the museum is the “Carrickfergus Fire Brigade” that you can check out here.

Another great thing about this museum is that it’s completely free to visit and within walking distance to the town centre. Everything inside this museum is accessible by the visitors and that pretty much makes everything easier for those visiting the place.

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Carrickfergus Museum Opening Times

The Carrickfergus museum is opened from 10 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.  10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. The museum is also closed on Sundays. The located is 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus BT387DG and if you wish to find out more about this museum please check out the following website.

Check out more photos below of what we captured at the Museum:

We highly recommend if you’re in Carrickfergus to take a trip and check out this museum! Also, check out our other blogs that might interest you; Exploring the town of Carrickfergus,Exploring Holywood Town,Down County Museum, Cavan County Museum, Titanic Museum, Enniskillen Castle Museum.

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