Carrickfergus Borough Council - Museum

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Carrickfergus Museum - Fire Enginenone

The Medieval section of Carrickfergus Museum is currently being refurbished. This section of the museum is due to reopen on Wednesday 25th February 2015.

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

Carrickfergus Museum - Armour DisplaysThe Gallery features special exhibitions produced by the museum, as well as touring exhibitions from other museums and institutions.

The Education and Community Room is used for curriculum-linked education programmes and for outreach work with the local community.

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

Carrickfergus museum is within easy walking distance of town centre car parks. Disabled parking is adjacent to the building. The museum is fully accessible, including toilet and baby changing facilities. Induction loop systems are installed in the main gallery for the audio-visual presentations. Exhibition details are also available in large print format in the gallery.


(Tours & Educational programmes available)

Opening Hours:Carrickfergus Museum - Chain and Metal Armour

April to September:
  • Monday to Friday 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
October to March:
  • Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm


For further information please contact:

Visitor Information Centre
Telephone: 028 9335 8049