History of Newtownards

Written by on 6 November 2019

Ards Historical Society Exhibition: History of the Great Ardes and Newtown

Find out more about the fascinating history of Newtownards in this exhibition by Ards Historical Society at Ards Visitor Information Centre.

The exhibition takes you from early times and the first settlers in the area through the ages to the present day. Starting with the Ice and Bronze Ages, to Early Christian times, the arrival of the Anglo-Normans and the Ulster Scots to the development of the town under the Colvilles and the Stewarts, and its more recent industrial times, this exhibition provides a timeline of the fascinating history of this town.

Text and images combine to lead you through the history of the Great Ardes and Newtown.

Exhibition runs until 31st January 2020.

Ards Visitor Information Centre
31 Regent Street
County Down. BT23 4AD /

Telephone: 028 91 826 846

Monday – Friday 09.15 – 17.00
Saturday 09.30 – 12.00 and 12.45 – 17.00

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