We know the weather has been so up and down this season, so indoor activities are probably a good back up to have to hand. This handy list will give you some suggestions when everyone needs out, but the weather is just not matching that need.
Armagh Robinson Library
The Robinson Library is a total gem, located close to the Church of Ireland Cathedral, climb the wide wooden stairs, open the door and be prepared to be amazed. Books stetch out and fill the room. And books, journals and more on every topic under the sun. There will be something there to relate to you and your interests. Open Monday – Friday 10-1pm, 2-4pm.
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
A great rainy day, or indeed any day option, the Planetarium is a fun option for all ages. Sit back and relax in a dome show (a wide programme means there is something for everyone). Learn about the night sky, touch a meteorite, the history of astronomy and more.
Navan Centre and Fort
The earliest capital of Ulster and seat of Macha, the ancient goddess of war and fertility. Learn more about these times with exhibition and a walk (weather permitting) to the fort itself. The coffee shop, Ancient Grounds is a great place for coffee and scones!
Market Place Theatre
The Market Place Theatre is bustling this season. With a range of exhibitions, shows and quirky exhibitions there is a lot to keep you entertained. There are also shows suitable for the family during the winter/spring season.
Armagh County Museum
The museum is a must for those curious about the local area. On display are natural history specimens, railway memorabilia, wedding dresses, ceramics and an impressive art collection. For little ones, there are adventure activities and exploring options. The museum is open Monday – Friday (10-5pm) and Saturday (10-4pm). Admission is free.
FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio
Easily located off the A1, the gallery and studio is easily accessed, and free parking is available. The gallery is in memory of sculptor Frederick Edward McWilliam who was born in Banbridge. The gallery programme is ever changing, and free admission. There is a full programme of craft events and activities to suit all interests.
As in all cases, it is advisable to check all opening times and any booking requirements before you set out, just in case of disappointment.