Somme Museum

The Somme Museum was built on the site where the solders of the 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division were trained after the outbreak of war within the grounds of the Clandeboye Estate.

Museum Tours

Organised tours are available and can be booked in advance by contacting the Museum. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and the last tour takes place at 3.00pm each day.

Corporate events can also be arranged by contacting the Museum.

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

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

Directions: Conveniently located off the A21 Bangor to Newtownards Road between Conlig and Newtownards, follow the brown information signage. Latitude: 54.6100114 Longitude : 5.68195

THE SOMME MUSEUM AND CAFE IS CLOSED FROM THE 3RD JANUARY 2017 FOR CLEANING AND ADMINISTRATION PURPOSES. IT WILL REOPEN FOR TOURS ON MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2017. IT WILL HOWEVER BE OPEN ON SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY 2017 AND SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY 2017 FROM 11AM TO 4PM, LAST TOUR AT 3PM.

Opening times
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.

Facilities: There is onsite parking for thirty cars and several bus and coaches, there is overflow parking also. This facility is disabled person friendly, there is a small shop selling souvenirs and historical books as well as a café and toilets, lecture hall and lecture theatre which can be hired.

Café: The café is situated within the museum building, members of the public can access the café without the need to visit the museum, the café offers a full range of snacks and lunches and is open each day that the museum is open, it closes daily at 3:30pm.

Facilities Available

The Museum is fully accessible and can adjust the tour to suit all abilities and learning needs. Special hands on tours, with prior arrangement, are also available for visually impaired visitors. The Museum’s interactive tour can accommodate those with poor mobility and a wheelchair is available on request. The Museum has a hearing loop at reception and a portable hearing loop for the guided tour is also available for those with hearing difficulties.