Down County Museum

The County Gaol of Down (18C), where Thomas Russell - one of the leaders of the 1798 rebellion - was hanged in 1803, now houses Down County Museum. The central prison building displays collections on the history of County Down since prehistory, while wax models are used to show the conditions in which detainees were kept in the old cells. To find out more, the St Patrick Centre's exhibition and film give visitors an insight into the "presence" of St Patrick in Downpatrick.

Useful information

Address:

The Mall, BT30 6AH Downpatrick

Phone:

+44 28 4461 5218

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sun 1.30pm-5pm

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