What’s On: Exhibitions and Events at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

 

Exhibitions

December, 2019

30jan01marExhibition: Painting the Town: 20th Century Views of Lisburn(January 30) 1:02 pm - (March 1) 1:02 pm

Painting the Town - 20th Century Views of Lisburn Poster - Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Time

January 30 (Wednesday) 1:02 pm - March 1 (Sunday) 1:02 pm

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

Taken from the Museum’s extensive art collection, the exhibition depicts views of Lisburn from its recent past, and examines the town’s architectural heritage, from Georgian townhouses to long-forgotten secret gardens.  The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30-5pm and entry is free.

Highlights of the exhibition include scenes of:

  • Bridge Street
  • Union Bridge
  • Piper’s Hill
  • Market Square
  • Railway Street
  • Castle Street
  • Seymour Street

And work from Jim Dunlop, Jack Calderwood, Anna Cheyne , Patrick Stevenson PPRUA, Joe O’Kane, Eric McCully, Stephen Gourley and Raymond Piper.

22junalldayFeaturedPeace Day, 1919Living and remembering in the aftermath of the Great War(All Day)

Time

June 22 (Saturday) - March 1 (Sunday)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

Peace Day, 1919 - Exhibition‘Peace Day, 1919: Living and remembering in the aftermath of the Great War’ is a major new exhibition from the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum.

The Great War raged in Europe from 1914-18 and affected all aspects of life in Lisburn and district, with almost 1000 local men and women losing their lives.  In summer 1919, as world powers were making plans for peace in Europe, towns and cities across the British Isles looked to honour their ex-servicemen and women, living and dead, through a day of celebrations.

Peace Day was held in Lisburn on 16 August 1919, and the town held a huge civic parade and reception to honour ex-servicemen, while a temporary cenotaph in Market Square honoured the war dead.  The day was remembered as one of the ‘greatest in Lisburn’s history’.

The exhibition features objects and photographs from its collection to explore Peace Day celebrations.  Highlights include:

  • Original artefacts from Lisburn’s Peace Day organising committee
  • Rare photographs of the parade and ex-servicemen
  • Medals, uniforms and stories of Lisburn soldiers and sailors
  • Recreated temporary cenotaph and memory wall – record your views, thoughts or family memories of the Great War
  • First Edition copy of the Treaty of Versailles

 

The exhibition coincides with Northern Ireland’s Armed Forces Day, 22 June 2019, and hosted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

31julalldayRev David Corkey, Chaplain to the Ulster Division(All Day)

Rev David Corkey, Chaplain to the Ulster Division - Exhibition

Time

July 31 (Wednesday) - December 31 (Tuesday)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

Rev David Corkey (1882-1924) was minister at Dundrod Presbyterian Church from 1911.  During the Great War he served as a chaplain to various units on the Western Front, and in particular the 36th (Ulster) Division at Le Havre.

In this exhibition we explore the life and work of Rev Corkey, from his early years on missionary work in Belfast to his war work.  An avid diarist and letter writer, the exhibition  explores the war years through Rev Corkey’s words, from the loss of lost his left arm to a shrapnel wound, and the tragic death of his first wife in 1916, through the his experience of Armistice in Marseilles, France, in November 1918.

Alongside letters, objects and photographs, the exhibition includes a triptych, or three-panelled work of art, dedicated to Rev Corkey.

17octalldayFeaturedLisburn Museum : 40 Years of CollectingCelebrating 40 years of Lisburn Museum(All Day)

Exhibition Poster

Time

October 17 (Thursday) - January 31 (Friday)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

The exhibition showcases the Museum’s vast collections and celebrates 40 years of collecting Lisburn’s history!  The Museum is reviving the spirit of the cabinet of curiosity and presenting an eclectic mix of objects from the collection, including rare objects, curiosities, photographs, postcards, art, and much more!

Events, Talks and Workshops

30nov(nov 30)10:00 am24dec(dec 24)12:30 pmVisit Santa at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum(November 30) 10:00 am - (December 24) 12:30 pm

14dec3:30 pm6:00 pmFilm: It's a Wonderful Life (1946, cert U, run time 130mins)3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

apr(apr 23)10:00 amapr(apr 26)3:00 pmFlaxie Buds FREE Easter Arts and Crafts Workshops 2019Month Long Event (April)

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