Down County Museum was established by Down District Council back in 1981 and has amassed over 10,000 objects and 40,000 photographs.
Councillor Patrick Clarke attended the ‘THIRTY x 30: Celebrating 30 Years of Collecting’ exhibition of objects from Down County Museum chosen by local people to mark the Museum’s 30th anniversary, which took place on 6th September.
Councillor Patrick Clarke stated:
“Down County Museum has over the last 30 years played a very important part in exhibiting various collections of local historical interest relating to County Down.”
“The Museum’s collection has been amassed since 1981 through the generosity of local people and families with connections to County Down donating objects and photographs of historical importance to the Down County Museum to preserve and display to the general public.”
“Down County Museum since 1981 has displayed various historic artefacts, documents, photographs and art works, relating to County Down’s past and now has one of the most complete surviving Georgain gaols in Ireland.”
“I would like to congratulate the Down County Museum on 30 years of preserving and exhibiting the rich heritage of County Down, and making their historical and photograph collections accessible to people of all ages.”