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Somme Museum

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233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, County Down,
Mrs Claire McWhirter
T: (028) 9182 3202

The Museum examines Ireland's role in the 1st World War.

The Museum examines Ireland's role in the 1st World War with special reference to the cross-community involvement in the 3 local volunteer Divisions: the 10th and 16th (Irish) Divisions and the 36th (Ulster) Division. Guided tours bring the visitor back in time to 1910 where they learn about the Home Rule Crisis, recruiting and training of men and life in the trenches. Reconstructed trenches of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Wheelchair access. Audio-visual. Shop. Conference facilities.

Food served 10.00 - 15:00. Includes light snacks, burgers, sausages, chips, frys, homemade soup, cakes, biscuits and scones. Children’s Menu available.

Booking for groups essential. Take away available. Disabled access – parking, toilet and use of wheelchair. Credit/debit cards accepted. (no euros accepted). Seats 55.

In 2015 Somme Heritage Centre were awarded a Bronze Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.