Discover Bangor Castle and North Down Museum on European Heritage Open Day

On Saturday 8 September, Bangor Castle and North Down Museum will throw open their doors for European Heritage Open Day.

Rhys Eakin, Leanne Briggs and Bonnie Webb prepare for European Heritage Open Day at Bangor Castle and North Down Museum on Saturday 8 September.

Visitors are invited to come and discover the history of these beautiful buildings through story-telling, craft demonstrations, tours and lots of other interactive fun activities. The past will be brought to life through historical re-enactors, have a go at archery, calligraphy or even turn your hand at curragh making! Traditional music, poetry and story-telling will also feature at the event.

Guided tours of Bangor Castle will take place at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm. Step inside this elegant building and learn about its history and the story of the Ward Family as you go from room to room.

European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) is a key event for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 as it provides a taste of the value of our historic environment whilst ensuring people can enjoy exploring their heritage. This year’s EHOD theme is around encouraging everyone to share their stories and deepen the connection between people and heritage. Over the weekend, over 360 heritage buildings and events are opening across Northern Ireland.

Speaking about the event, Museum Manager, Heather McGuicken said; “We are delighted to be part of European Heritage Open Days and would encourage everyone to come along and learn all about the history of these elegant buildings. This will be a fun day out for the whole family.”

The event runs from 11am – 3pm and is free to attend. There is parking in the grounds of the Museum and Coffee Cure will be opening serving food and refreshments.

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