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The Saint Patrick Centre

Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 9000
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 9000
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take our 2 kids to the Centre for somewhere different to go. We all enjoyed the walk through the modern exhibit and learning about St Patrick's heritage. There is a lovely reasonably priced cafe upstairs, outdoor space and a...More

Thank Roisin1981
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent spot next to church with Patricks grave. Great starting point to find out more about the saint esp if heading on the St Patricks Trail. Director Tim Campbell is lovely and all staff i came across were extremely friendly! Some of the exhibition could...More

Thank Kesadee
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I spent a wonderful afternoon at the St. Patrick's Centre. I loved the way the exhibits were set up and found the self tour very interesting and informative. After the tour, I enjoyed browsing in the gift shop, walked in the back garden and then...More

Thank macrussell333
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The Saint Patrick's Centre is in the heart off Downpatrick Co Down with looks off information about the towns history and also has a shop to buy Irish gifs for friends and family you can also have a coffee/ tea or maybe something to eat...More

Thank Stevie1604
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a really nice Center devoted to telling the story of Saint Patrick and his impact on Ireland. The video presentation is nicely done and the Center director Dr Campbell is a fun person to chat with. In addition, the Center has a well...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Saint Patrick Centre is an absolute must to visit. The spacious centre invites you to stroll around at your leisure taking in all the crafts there are on offer plus the history of St Patrick himself. The onsite cafe also offers the chance to...More

Thank Hut77
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The café is largely staffed by "differently abled" men and women, who are marvellously attentive and charming. It is a very pleasant space opening out into a little garden (for looking at, not for sitting in). The (unlicensed) lunch bar offered various pick-and-mix salady dishes,...More

Thank Anthony W
Tim C, Manager at The Saint Patrick Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Dear Sir, We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Cafe at the Saint Patrick Centre and you obviously share our ethos as a charity of working with people of all abilities to provide excellent service. We would not agree that the Centre is 'tacky'...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016

A very interesting subject explained by the use of graphics and audiovisual displays. Of course there is not much factual evidence to display but I think the centre well worth a visit even if like me you are not a person of faith. It was...More

1  Thank oldboyIpswich
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A lovely centre to wander around, thentaking the stairs (or lift) to the next floor a lovely cafe which in good weather is perfect for sitting outside in the monk's garden I had coffee and lovely scones. There is also a tasty lunch, tray bakes,...More

Thank jacquelinemcclen2016
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful and engaging presentation of the real St. Patrick! I was on tour with a small group from the United States and we were captivated by the excellent quality of the exhibit, movie clips, and art work. The meaning of St. Patrick comes to life...More

Thank vickimour
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17 August 2017|
Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Pets are welcome in the garden but only guide dogs are allowed in the building.
27 March 2017|
Response from Tim C | Property representative |
Hi Sarah. We advise that younger children are more stimulated by the IMAX experience than the main exhibition and would suggest this would be the best way to plan a visit.