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Had the kids with me . We had the tour and it was very very insightful. Then went for coffee and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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My Dad received the DCM at the Somme---this made it so real for all of us.

This was a must for our trip to Ireland and it was worth every minute. The guide was excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Somme Museum The Somme Museum opened in 1994, it examines Ireland's role in the First World War, with special reference to local cross-community involvement in the three volunteer Divisions raised in Ireland: the 10th and 16th (Irish) Divisions, and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
233 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9182 3202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the kids with me . We had the tour and it was very very insightful. Then went for coffee and sausage roll in the cafe . Lovely place they should be proud of the place. Fantastic staff and knowledge.

Thank CAR T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a must for our trip to Ireland and it was worth every minute. The guide was excellent, and very personable. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in that history.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A real gem nestled away behind the trees. Only looks small from the outside but inside there is lots going on from displays you can read whilst waiting for a guided tour from a very knowledgeable guide. The tour has videos for variety and plenty...More

Thank Furbieheather
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit for any history buffs. Staff are friendly and well informed, and there is a vast array off World work items on display. Pull you can take a tour off the trenches.

Thank Shar P
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Fascinating. Myself and 18 others were given a tour by a true historian. This man lived and breathed the stories of these brave souls who sacrificed themselves 100 years ago. Graphic at times, but welcomed, as its the only way to truly see the devistation...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful to be able to enjoy the real history of those who have the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Thank Mooreso007
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Live quite close and this was my first visit. I enjoy military history and found the information relayed by the guide excellent, not only about the "Great War" but about the soldiers from Ireland who took part, this was before the partition in 1921. Would...More

Thank gaz655
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here a few times & learn something new every time as people ask guide questions about many interesting things. Guides are great, have great knowledge, make it interesting and are genuinely dedicated to their job. Many go on tours and in fact take tourists...More

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CM149, PA at Somme Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to review your visit to the Somme Museum and for recognising our team’s passion for their work. Claire

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Even though I live quite close to this information centre I had never visited before and I really had missed out. Superb guide who made it all so interesting. Great displays. Highly informative. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Twinkletoes59
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great place and really good tour guide. Helpful to know more about WW1. Guide was able to answer questions.

1  Thank Eilish H
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1 March 2018|
Response from Boyd I | Reviewed this property |
They hold guided tours on the hour every hour between 10am and 3pm during opening hours. These are interactive educational tours, Our guides have learned great knowledge of the First World War and in particular the Battle of... More
31 October 2016|
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Response from willdocbilly | Reviewed this property |
From Belfast best option is bus or train to bangor and then taxi out to the centre. In fairness it lies between Newtownards and bangor so not on any public transport route from Belfast. Hope this helps
17 October 2016|
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Response from DennisW128 | Reviewed this property |
You should really contact the centre direct. The staff are very helpful and I'm sure they would arrange an interesting visit for you and your class.