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Armagh County Museum

The Armagh County Museum is a museum in Armagh, County Armagh. Located on the Mall, the museum is one of the national museums of Northern Ireland. The displays focus on the history, natural history and culture of County Armagh and include archaeological artefacts, historic domestic tools and items, textiles and costumes including military uniforms, ceramics, natural history and geology specimens, and railway memorabilia. The museum also features two galleries with changing exhibits from its collections of paintings, prints, ceramics and other decorative arts, as well as displays of local art and photography.

For more information and enquiries please contact Armagh County Museum, The Mall East, Armagh, BT61 9BE Tel: +44 (0)28 3752 3070, E-mail:
info@nmni.com

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage, based in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Around 25 astronomers are actively studying stellar astrophysics, the Sun, Solar System astronomy, and the Earth's climate.The Observatory is located close to the centre of the city of Armagh, adjacent to the Armagh Planetarium in whats known as the Armagh Astropark. There are scale models of the Solar System and the Universe, two sundials and historic telescopes, as well as telescope domes and other outdoor exhibits. The Observatory's specialist library and archives, and collections of scientific instruments and artefacts associated with the development of modern astronomy, represent one of the leading collections of its kind in the British Isles.

For more information and enquiries please contact Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, Tel: +44 (0)28 3752 2928, E-mail:
lfy@arm.ac.uk

Armagh Planetarium

Armagh Planetarium is a planetarium located in Armagh, Northern Ireland close to the city centre and neighbouring Armagh Observatory in approximately fourteen acres of landscaped grounds known as the Armagh Astropark. Armagh Planetarium maintains an outreach programme. Planetarium staff travel to venues such as schools and science festivals to deliver presentations on astronomy and other sciences. A thirty seat inflatable planetarium is used for most of these visits. Armagh Planetarium pioneered the introduction of an electronic audience participation system. This allowed the audience to control the show themselves. Each seat was fitted with a small keypad, using this device the audience could use their buttons to respond to multiple choice quizzes in the show, be polled on their preferences and even steer the direction of the show by selecting the topics. Space Odyssey, created in Armagh in the 1980s and scripted by Ian Ridpath, was the world’s first ever completely interactive planetarium show. This innovation has spread to planetaria worldwide.

For more information and enquiries please contact Armagh Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, Co. Armagh, BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland, Tel: 028 3752 3689, E-mail:
info@armaghplanet.com

Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum

he Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum is located on the Mall in Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The Royal Irish Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army, raised originally as 87th (Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot in 1793 and later combined with 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot in 1881. It was given the title "The Royal Irish Fusiliers" in 1827. In 1999 the present title of the Royal Irish Regiment was adopted. The exhibits include uniforms, medals, regalia and the two Victoria Crosses won by the Regiment. The Regimental archive and library may be viewed by appointment.

For more information and enquiries please contact Sovereign’s House, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9DL, Tel: 02837522911, E-mail:
fusiliersmuseum@yahoo.co.uk



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