Things to do in County Armagh
Posted by Ola Kosakowska on the 5th of November 2015 at 10:20:25
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Have you ever been to Armagh? I had a quick look of what to do in Armagh, there are sooooo many things to see: Historical attractions, Houses and Parks, Beautiful sceneries… I couldn’t talk about all my discoveries, I had to choose. So I nailed it down to three diverse things to do in County Armagh.
Armagh County Museum
is Ireland’s oldest county museum. Its fine displays and collections reflect the rich and varied lives of the people who lived, worked and had connections with this famous city and county over the centuries.
The Armagh County Museum is a museum in Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Located on the Mall, the museum is one of the national museums of Northern Ireland. The displays focus on the history, natural history and culture of County Armagh and include archaeological artefacts, historic domestic tools and items, textiles and costumes including military uniforms, ceramics, natural history and geology specimens, and railway memorabilia.
The museum also features two galleries with changing exhibits from its collections of paintings, prints, ceramics and other decorative arts, as well as displays of local art and photography.
The Navan Centre and Fort
takes a unique and fun approach to understanding one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites, the legendary Emain Macha (Navan Fort). This site, which once acted as the ancient seat to the Kings and Queens of Ulster is shrouded in folklore and mysterious legends. Not only that but, many intriguing archaeological discoveries have been made at the site.
The centre invites visitors to appreciate the unique history of the area and brings it to life with exhibitions, artefacts and hands on activities that are fun for all the family. A vibrant audio visual show illustrates the myths and legends of the Ulster Cycle and the Celtic Characters demonstrate the ways of life in the Iron Age/Early Christian period with examples of cooking weaving, farming and much more. Guided walking tours are also available, which will give you an even deeper insight into the history of Navan Fort.
Disabled access throughout centre, multi lingual facilities, group tours, education, picnic area, shop, coach and car parking.
is a world-renowned astronomical educational establishment. Established in 1968 its purpose is to bring astronomy to a wider audience.
The Planetarium is a multifaceted organisation dedicated to astronomy education for all levels, from nursery through to retirement age. It is the Planetarium's unique ability to adapt to changing audience needs that have enabled it to stay at the forefront of science education since its formation. The Planetarium offers a unique visitor or corporate experience in Ireland. The newly refurbished Digital Theatre recreates stunning visualisations of the night sky.
Armagh Planetarium is the only site in the UK and Ireland where visitors can experience the fantastic new Digistar4 360 degree immersive projection system, which can take you to other worlds. The Planetarium features extensive exhibits highlighting the exploration of space and how this is helping us better understand our own place in the cosmos. Staff run live activities for visitors of all ages, including the ever-popular build and launch your own rocket workshop. Visitors can stroll through the landscaped Astropark, a scale model of the universe.
Include some or all of these great attractions in your own Custom Made of Northern Ireland!! Northern Ireland is just filled with stately homes, magnificent coastal views, vibrant cities and so much more besides! Make sure to include a trip to Northern Ireland on your Irish vacation!