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Our Mission Statement

To assist in bringing the people of the island of Ireland to a mutual understanding through the commemoration and interpretation of the experiences of the men and women who lived, served, fought and died in modern international conflicts. This will be achieved through the collecting, recording, conversation and display of relevant material from the past and present, and by making these collections and associated information accessible to the public.

Somme Association

Contact: Mrs Carol Walker, Director

Address: 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT23 7PH,

Tel: (0044) 028 9182 3202

FAX: (0044) 028 9182 3214

Email: sommeassociation@btconnect.com

Somme Museum

For visitors to the Somme Museum: 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT23 7PH,

Tel: (0044) 028 9182 3202, FAX: (0044) 028 9182 3214, email enquiry.shc@hotmail.co.uk

Opening times

THE SOMME MUSEUM & CAFE WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 3RD JANUARY 2017 FOR CLEANING AND ADMINISTRATION PURPOSES. IT WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2017. IT WILL HOWEVER BE OPEN ON SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY AND SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY 2017 FROM 11AM TO 4PM, LAST TOUR AT 3PM. THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

April-November – Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm

July & August – Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

December to March – Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, First Saturday of the month 11am to 4pm

The Somme Museum is closed on Fridays unless by prior arrangement.

Café: The café is situated within the Museum and is accessible to the public without visiting the Museum. The café offers a full range of snacks and light lunches. It is open Monday - Thursday 10am to 3-30pm. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Large groups are welcome at the café. The café can seat 50 diners and can cater for private functions. Menus available on request. Please phone to arrange a group visit. Tel: (0044) 028 9182 3202, email: enquiry.shc@hotmail.co.uk.

Conference Facilities: The lecture theatre seats up to 50 delegates for meetings, seminars and training events and has full AV support. The main hall can accommodate 250 people standing or up to 200 seated, the bright area with tall ceiling has full AV support and Wi-Fi and is an ideal location for receptions, conferences and banquets. Contact the Somme Museum at enquiry.shc@hotmail.co.uk for more information.Catering is also available.

Google Map of 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT23 7PH

Ulster Memorial Tower / Thiepval Wood

Opening times

Ulster Tower

March-November - Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm Closed Mondays

December-February Closed

Thiepval Wood Tours

March-November Tuesday-Sunday 11am or 3pm by prior arrangement. No Tours on Mondays

Closed December-February

Location: Route de St.Pierre Divion, 80300, Thiepval, France. Latitude 50.0652671 Longitude 2.675322899999969

Contact details: Tel: (0033) 3 22 74 87 14, email: ulstertower@sommeassociation.com or sommeassociation@btconnect.com

Google Map of Route de St.Pierre Divion, 80300, Thiepval, France