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Living History for Schools at the Museum

17/11/2011

The Museum is currently developing ‘Living History’ workshops for schools so that pupils can learn more about the past in an interactive and enjoyable way.

Three Living History workshops have been devised so pupils can learn more about the past in an interactive and enjoyable way. Two workshops are based on life in Victorian times and one looks at World War Two. They cost £1 per head each.

The 19th century workshops transport students to the dark days of the Irish Potato Famine to see what life was like in the Newry Union Workhouse of 1847. They can also enter a Victorian school room where they will be met with strict discipline and the threat of the cane!

Pupils can help keep Newry and Mourne safe during World War 2, as they are learn how to be Fire Guard Messengers. They will be instructed on Blackouts, Gas Masks, and what to do during air raid. They will also help with evacuees new to the area and learn about the importance of rationing.


Some of the feedback received from teachers and pupils was positive as one student said "I really believed we were talking to these people from long ago. The Workhouse Matron was quite scary". A teacher commented that "The whole experience was excellent.

Contact Details

Please telephone 028 3031 3178 for more information


Workshouse Inmate

Free Tour of Newry and Mourne Museum every Sunday at 3pm

01/10/2012

The free tour of Newry and Mourne Museum will now commence at 3pm every Sunday.

If haven’t visited the Museum before or you would like to hear more about the history of the area this is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The exhibitions provide an overview of the history and the diverse range of objects relating to the development of the region from 9,000 years ago to the present day.

Architectural features from the history of Bagenal’s Castle and the adjoining 19th-century warehouse have also been integrated into the Museum exhibition layout.

There are also two temporary exhibitions on display which deal with various aspects of Newry and Mourne's history.

Group numbers are limited to twelve.

Contact Details

If you like more information or you would like to book please telephone 028 3031 3178.


Visitors at the Museum

World War One Stands

09/07/2015

Newry and Mourne Museum has developed a travelling exhibition on "Newry and Mourne in the Great War".

It consists of five pop-up stands and covers
(1) Recruitment & Service
(2) The Home Front
(3) Women & Children
(4) Political Developments
(5) Peace and Remembrance.

It tells the local story of the impact of the First World War, with references to Bessbrook, Jerretspass, Kilkeel, Newry, Newtownhamilton, Rostrevor. and Warrenpoint, etc.

Contact Details

The exhibition can be hired by calling 028 3031 3182/3178 or emailing museum@newryandmourne.gov.uk.


Regeneration in Newry and Mourne from the 1960s

06/06/2017

On Thursday 8 June 2017 at 2pm at Newry and Mourne Museum, Frank Dolaghan, who has been involved in business regeneration for many years, will chart the steps taken to reverse the economic decline of local industry and business in Newry in his talk Regeneration in Newry and Mourne from the 1960s.

Frank will take us through the development of initiatives designed to support unemployed people to set up their own business such as the Newry and Mourne Co-operative Society and the “Work In Newry” campaign.

The talk complements the new temporary exhibition ‘Historical aspects of business and commercial enterprise in Newry and Mourne’ which is now on display.

Contact Details

This event is free and if you wish to book or you require more information please telephone 028 3031 3178 or email declan.carroll@nmandd.org


Regeneration in Newry

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