Somme Heritage Centre

Whitespots Country Park, 233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, Down, BT23
Tel:028-91823202

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The Somme Association incorporates the Somme Heritage Centre, the Ulster Memorial Tower & Thiepval Wood and Craigavon House. The Somme Association, a registered charity, was formed in 1990 to co-ordinate research into Ireland’s part in the First World War.

The Somme Association incorporates the Somme Heritage Centre, the Ulster Memorial Tower & Thiepval Wood and Craigavon House. The Somme Association, a registered charity, was formed in 1990 to co-ordinate research into Ireland’s part in the First World War and to ensure that the sacrifices of all those from Ireland who served in the War - and those of their families - would continue to be honoured and remembered.

Mission

Aims of the Somme Heritage Centre

Community Relations is at the heart of the Somme Association and the Somme Heritage Centre. In 2000 the Museum produced the following Vision and Mission Statements:

Vision Statement of the Somme Heritage Centre

To assist in brining the people of the island 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 materials from the past and present, and by making these collections and associated information accessible to the public.

Key Aims

  1. To strengthen our cross-community standing, and knowledge of our shared heritage.
  2. To improve Cross-border relationships.
  3. To build on our education/outreach facilities and programmes particularly towards youth.
  4. To develop our exhibition areas.
  5. To improve our collections ands collections management procedures.

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Opening hours

Monday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
11:00 am
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4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Latitude: 53.5533628

Longitude: -7.6464844