Andrew Jackson & US Rangers Centre
Carrickfergus BT38 7EQ
The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus' strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus in 1765. Located less than a mile from the town centre off the Larne Road, this single storey building has been restored to its original state.
Carrickfergus BT38 7BG
A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace. It represents over 800 years of military might.
87 Dunluce Road
Portrush BT57 8UY
This late-medieval and 17th-century castle is dramatically sited, on a headland dropping sheer into the sea on the north Antrim Coast. It creates an exciting image of danger and adventure backed up by its history.
FLAME: the Gasworks Museum of Ireland
44 Irish Quarter West
Carrickfergus BT38 8AT
Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles. Visit this unique site and see how gas was made from coal in Europe's largest set of hoizontal retorts. You'll also get a great view of the town from the top of the gasholder. Collections: Besides the gasworks, FLAME also has an extensive collection of gas appliances and a library on the gas industry.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
Whitehead Excursion Station, Castleview Road
Whitehead BT38 9NA
The RPSI was formed in 1964 to preserve in working order steam locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system, from 1850 to the present day. The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.
Sentry Hill Historic House & Visitor Centre
Sentry Hill, 40 Ballycraigy Road
Newtownabbey BT36 8SX
Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s.