New guide to the historic monuments of Lisburn Cathedral launched

  Pictured here beside the monument for Brigadier-General John Nicholson at the recent launch at Lisburn Cathedral are, from left to right, Dean Sam Wright, Ciaran Toal from Lisburn Museum, Alderman Paul Porter, Chair of the Council`s Leisure & Community Development Committee, and one of the authors of the guide Gordon Galloway.   [...]

Sir Richard Wallace’s Legacy Recognised with Presentation and Lecture at Lisburn Museum

Sir Richard Wallace’s Legacy Recognised with Presentation and Lecture at Lisburn Museum Suzanne Higgott speaking in the Assembly Room, Lisburn Museum Suzanne Higgott, a curator at the Wallace Collection, spoke to a packed house on the life and work of Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90) at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum on [...]

New performance by Philip Orr marking the end of the Great War in Lisburn

  New performance by Philip Orr marking the end of the Great War in Lisburn The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum has commissioned a performance by historian and playwright Philip Orr to mark Armistice, the end of the Great War (1914-18).  The premiere of the work will take place on 1st December 2018 at [...]

Musical Christmas Cracker at Lisburn Museum

Musical Christmas Cracker at Lisburn Museum Music and Festive Food at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum will host a musical Christmas extravaganza on 15th December 2018.  The evening will feature festive music from award-winning brass band Dynamic Brass, local author and rising literary star [...]

Northern Ireland’s textile past, present and future: reviving the William Liddell Collection

The recent opening of two new exhibitions in The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum have been featured on Ulster University "The Shuttle & Shafts exhibition is a result of a two-year project funded by the National Lottery via the Heritage Lottery Fund and led by Senior Research Fellow Trish Belford of Ulster University to [...]

New exhibition marks the centenary of ‘votes for women’

A new exhibition exploring the role of women during and after the Great War (1914-18) has opened at the museum.  ‘A voice of her own.  A woman’s place after the Great War’ is open to the public Monday to Saturday, 9.30am -5.00pm, entry is free.  The display includes the museum’s most recent acquisition, a rare [...]

Rare Hunger Strike medal belonging to local suffragette goes on display

Mrs Metge The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum has acquired a rare medal awarded to local suffragette Lillian Metge.  The medal was presented to Mrs Metge in recognition of a hunger strike she undertook in August 1914 while on trial for her alleged role in blowing up the east window of Lisburn [...]

An Empty Chair to Symbolise Lost Lives in the Great War

On behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum will mark Ireland’s contribution to the Great War by collaborating in a special project with In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium.  The museum was specially invited to donate a chair from its collection to sit alongside chairs from 120 other [...]

Sir Richard Wallace’s Lisburn legacy is explored in a major new exhibition

Museum Service manager Paul Allison (left) showing Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh, Councillor Uel Mackin, and Alderman Paul Porter (right), Chairman of Leisure & Community Development Committee, around the museum’s new Sir Richard Wallace exhibition. The ‘Sir Richard Wallace Exhibition: the life and legacy of a philanthropist, art collector and landlord’, was officially [...]

Lisburn Suffragette story featured in a new NIMC book about ‘protest’ in Ulster

Lisburn Suffragette story featured in a new NIMC  book about ‘protest’ in Ulster A shard of glass from the window of Lisburn Cathedral, blown up by suffragettes in August 1st 1914 features in a new book from the Northern Ireland Museums Council (NIMC). In the book, titled ‘'Protest: A Collection from Local Museums in Northern [...]

New Reformation Exhibition Opens at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

New Reformation Exhibition Opens at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum The new exhibition entitled ‘Reformation 500: the Reformation in Europe, and its Local Legacy’ was officially opened at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum by Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee. This free exhibition marks the [...]

‘Lisburn 1918-23’ exhibition opens at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

 ‘Lisburn 1918-23’ exhibition opens at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum A major new exhibition detailing the events in Lisburn from Armistice (1918) to the unveiling of the town’s war memorial in 1923 opened at the museum on June 26th 2017.  The display includes rare and unusual material relating to the August 1920 ‘Swanzy [...]

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