Newry and Mourne Museum (Bagenals Castle) will open their doors this September 13th to focus on historical artefacts connected with the First World War and how to care for them.

Staff from the museum, National Museums Northern Ireland and Queen's University, Belfast will be on hand to offer guidance on the historical significance of items and how best to care for them. 

There will also be an opportunity to have items scanned or photographed so they can be used in the museum's exhibitions and forthcoming war education resources. 

There will also be tours of the museum by costumed guides at both 10.30am and 12pm and a guided tour of the 'Local Impacts of the First World War' exhibition at 2pm.

The conservation day will close with a talk at 3pm by Sean Madden, one of Ireland's leading conservators, who will explain the best methods of caring for historic items.

Access to the activities are free but advance booking is advised. Email or tel: 028 3031 3173.

Event Details


Newry & Mourne Museum
BT34 2BY


Saturday, September 13, 2014 -
10:30 to 16:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Saturday 13th September: Day focussing on caring for historical artefacts followed by guided tour of museum and First World War exhibitions