Fodor's Expert Review The Saint Patrick Centre

County Down Family

The interactive exhibits here bring the ancient myths and stories of early Christian Ireland to life. You can explore how St. Patrick's legacy developed in early Christian times, examine the art and metalwork that were produced during this golden age, and listen to modern debates about Ireland's patron saint. Interpretative boards outline local sites connected with the saint. Self-guided tours of sites linked with St. Patrick last about 70 minutes and take you across a bridge over the River of Words. If time is short, you can opt to watch the IMAX cinema presentation, a 20-minute, 180-degree audiovisual flight that whizzes you around relevant Irish sites—a highlight of the entire exhibition. The center includes a café, gift store, an art gallery, terraced gardens, and a well-stocked tourist information office.

Family History Museum

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53A Lower Market St.
Downpatrick, Co. Down  BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland

028-4461–9000

www.saintpatrickcentre.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £5.75, Closed Sun., Nov.--Feb.

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