Saint Patrick Centre

53A Market Street, Downpatrick, Down, BT30

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The Saint Patrick Centre is the only Exhibition in the World about Ireland's Patron Saint and a great stop on the way from Dublin to Belfast. Visit our Imax and Exhibition, Cafe, Gift Shop and Art Gallery.

The Centre is a registered charity promoting tourism to Northern Ireland, encouraging reconciliation through Education Programmes and we have supporting Chapters who endorse our work throughout North America.


Saint Patrick is and important figure for exploring young people's spiritual and cultural heritage. The Centre is unique in its provision for schools as it is the only permanent exhibition which details the life and journey of Patrick and considers his place in developing positive community relations.

Our workshops are tailored to the needs of Key Stage 1-3 and tie into the curriculum areas of RE, History, Personal Development and Mutual Understanding ( PDMU)/Local and Global Citizenship. All workshops can be tailored to address the needs of CR and EMU alongside workshops designed for community relations work. Other workshops available supported the revised History and Geography curriculum Key Stage 3 -4.

Programmes for Key Stages 1 -3.

Guided Tours -  Down Cathedral, Inch Abbey, Struell Wells, Saul Church.

· Imax flight over Ireland.

· Community Relations and EMU Work.

· Work Shops – Drama, Scriptorium, The Romans, The Celts, The Normans.

· Living History Trail – The Story of Saint Patrick from Roman to Saint.

· Linked to the Revised Curriculum.

· History, RE, Citizenship, Geography.

· Outreach Workshops held in Schools.

If you are planning a visit with your school or community group we will send you the appropriate workshop information and booking form. For further information contact usDirectly

Price List

  • Adults £5.50
  • Children £3.00
  • Concession £3.75
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £13.00
  • Adult Groups (25 or more) £3.50
  • Children's Groups (25 or more) £2.50
  • Senior Citizen Groups (25 or more) £3.50
  • Education Group £3.50
  • Auditorium Only £3.00

Opening hours

January – December

Monday – Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed except July - August (see below)

St. Patrick's Day: 9am - 7pm

July - August

Monday – Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

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