Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum is now offering both personal and online visitor experiences as it continues to innovate and adapt to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The doors of the iconic Museum will reopen Thursday 20th August for visitors. At the same time a brand new online exhibition will be launched, adding to the virtual museum offering.
Alderman Michael Henderson MBE, Leisure & Community Development Committee Chairman, said:
“I am delighted to welcome visitors back to this historic facility in the heart of Lisburn city centre providing access to treasured artefacts within our renowned exhibitions. This is phase one of our reopening plan to ensure that the exhibitions can be enjoyed in a safe environment.
I applaud the staff of the museum for their creativity in continuing to bring history beyond the walls while the museum was closed. ‘The Swanzy Riots, 1920’ exhibition is a superb addition to our virtual museum and is a must see for everyone.
“100 years on, it covers one of the most difficult times in Lisburn’s history. It is important we share local stories to educate younger generations about these important periods in our history.
“You can access the online exhibition at www.lisburnmuseum.com/Swanzy to discover more.
“If you prefer the real visitor experience, then come along to the museum. We have achieved the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard from Tourism NI which should give you confidence that all necessary measures are in place to protect you. I would remind all visitors to remember to follow the guidance on social distancing and hand hygiene. Finally, please enjoy all that the museum has to offer.”
The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 4pm until 1st October. Our complete virtual museum can be viewed online at www.lisburnmuseum.com/virtual