Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum - explore Ireland's linen heritage!
  • Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum New Exhibition: 'Lisburn, 1912-1914'
    Visit our new exhibition: 'Lisburn, 1912-1914'
  • Lisburn Museum lecture series, featuring Dr Eamon Phoenix, Dr Fearghal McGarry and Dr Margaret Ward.
    Lisburn Museum lecture series, featuring Dr Eamon Phoenix, Dr Fearghal McGarry and Dr Margaret Ward.

Culture Night @ Lisburn Museum

Sep 18, 2014

Friday 19th September 7pm – 9pm FREE   As part of culture night, we have an exciting evening of entertainment to accompany our new exhibition ‘Lisburn, 1912-1914′. Gospel choir Cantiunculae will recite a number of letters from the Great War, giving us a sense of what life was like in the period, before performing a […]

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Killeaton House, Dunmurry.

Sep 16, 2014

Killeaton House c.1900.  It is believed that the photo shows, from left to right, Mrs Harriet Grubb, Mrs Lillian Metge (seated), Mr Richard Grubb and Mrs Margaret Maguire, the Grubb’s housekeeper. Killeaton House Built in 1870, Killeaton House was home to Richard Cambridge Grubb (d. 1916) and Harriet Richardson (1847-1943), daughter of Jonathan Richardson (1804-1876), […]

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‘Linen Poetry & Prose Anthology’ – Now Available on Kindle

Sep 15, 2014

  Linen Poetry & Prose Anthology, a collaboration between the Zion Writers’ Group and Lisburn Museum is now available on the Kindle platform. On the collaboration:   The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum has worked in partnership with the Zion Writers Group over the last few years in enhancing education and events programming through […]

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The History of Irish Linen:

The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum displays and interprets the history of Lisburn and the Lagan Valley.  Our permanent Flax to Fabric exhibition tells the story of the Irish linen industry with skilled demonstrations of hand spinning and handloom weaving on our Jacquard looms, as well as displaying wonderful examples of historic linen costumes and furnishings. Our experts will guide you through the history of flax production from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Ireland.

Details of our collections, library facilities, research service, education services and current exhibitions are available under the relevant pages.