Photo: Preparing Rooms at Stewarts' Mill Photo of the Preparing Room at Robert Stewart & Sons Ltd, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Video: Dr Alan Parkinson - The Northern Troubles 1920-22 In this talk Dr Alan Parkinson, author of Belfast’s Unholy War (2004) will examine the troubles in Ulster in the 1920s, from Belfast, Derry and Lisburn, and the violent context that surrounded the birth of Northern Ireland (1921). Alan Parkinson is a former university history lecturer/teacher-trainer. [...]
Photo: The machinery falls quiet at Barbour Threads, Lisburn, 2006
Photo: building the new civic centre, Lisburn
Video: Cormac Moore- The day-to-day effects of Partition in Ireland Dr Cormac Moore is Historian-in-Residence with Dublin City Council, and author of a number of books including The Irish Soccer Split (2015) and The Birth of the Border (2019). In this talk Cormac will explore the impact of partition, from law to sport, agriculture to [...]
Photo: Convent, Seymour Street
Advert: Barbour Threads, c.2000 Did you work there? What are your memories? Did you use their products?
Photo: Top Hall Ballroom, Lisburn Share your stories of the Top Hat Ballroom with us! Who did you see? Do you have any photos? Share them us!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum! Credit: James Lyttle, Lisburn
Photo: Christmas time in Market Square, c. 1960s-70s?
Photo: Market Square and the Nicholson Statue in the Snow, c.1963 Photo: Market Square in the Snow, 1963
Photo: A view of the Crimean Cannon in Castle Gardens
Photo: A view of the corner of Bow Street and Antrim Street in the snow, 1963.
Video: Christopher Magill – The East Ulster Riots and the Formation of The Special Constabulary 1920
Video: Christopher Magill - The East Ulster Riots and the Formation of The Special Constabulary 1920 In this talk, Christopher Magill examines Ulster in 1920, from the shipyard expulsions to the wave of summer rioting that swept through Banbridge, Dromore, Belfast and Lisburn, and the emergence of the Ulster Special Constabulary (USC). Dr Christopher Magill [...]
Video: Pearse Lawlor: Lisburn - The Burnings, 1920 In this talks Pearse Lawlor examines the murder of RIC DI Swanzy in August 1920, and the events which led to serious sectarian rioting and the burning of Catholic owned property in Lisburn throughout summer 1920. View the video here: https://youtu.be/W8x9T9ofcuQ This series was generously supported by [...]
Video: Prof Brian Walker - Centenaries, 1920-23: commemorations, conflict and conciliation In this talk, Prof Brian Walker explores the issue of anniversaries, centenaries and commemoration in Ireland, from 1798 in 1998 through to 2021 and the ‘birth’ of Northern Ireland, reflecting on our changing response to remembering. Brian M. Walker is an historian and Professor [...]
Photo: A view of Market Square in the snow, 1963.
The Barbours of Kilbarchan: Lisburn's linen Family and their Ulster-Scots Links November 23-25 2020 marks Ulster-Scots week, an annual initiative from the Ulster-Scots Agency to promote awareness and appreciation of the Ulster-Scots language or dialect. Lisburn is famous for its links to the linen industry, and for the manufacture of linen thread which [...]
The Bard of Moneyrea: Robert Huddleston Part of a series on Ulster-Scots across LCCC to mark Ulster Scots Language Week, 2020. Lying on the east edge of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area, Moneyreagh (Mónaidh Riabhach, ‘grey bog or moor’) was home to Robert Huddleston (1814-87), known as the ‘Bard [...]
Ulster Scots, a linen-weaving dictionary Part of a series on Ulster Scots across LCCC to mark Ulster Scots Language Week, 2020. As Scottish immigrants moved into Ulster throughout the 17th century, they brought ‘distinctive’ Scots speech, spelling, vocabulary and grammar. Over 400 years later, the rich heritage of this marriage is [...]
Castle Gardens Geophysical Survey, November 2020 In early November 2020 archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast conducted a geophysical survey of Castle Gardens, as part of a preliminary survey to ascertain the location of the 17th-century manor house. What is Geophysics? Geophysics is a form of remote sensing. And, according to Historic England: Geophysical survey is [...]
Conservation at Lisburn Museum Behind the scenes in the Museum, staff work to conserve and look after the objects within the collection. In this photograph, a staff member is stitching a damask napkin, woven in the weaving workshop, to a conservation board. This will ensure the napkin remains flat and taut. Do you have [...]
Winter Talks Programme 2020 feat Pearse Lawlor, Chris Magill, Brian Walker, Cormac Moore, Alan Parkinson and Patricia Marsh
Winter Talks Programme 2020 feat Pearse Lawlor, Chris Magill, Brian Walker, Cormac Moore, Alan Parkinson and Patricia Marsh We are pleased to announce our Winter 2020/2021 online talks programme, supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Good Relations Programme. The talks are free and will take place online via Youtube at 7pm (the previously scheduled [...]
Market Square, 1919 David Gould (1871-1952) Born in Scotland, David Gould came to Belfast in 1891 to learn damask designing but qualified as an art teacher after attending the Government School of Art. He lived in Lisburn between 1909 and 1926 and taught at Friends' School, Lisburn for several years. The Museum has a number [...]
Video: Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshop - Dancing Ghosts Join us for one of our popular Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshops...but at home! Today's craft is making a dancing ghosts toy! This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home, here are some alternatives you could use if not. Tissue paper - [...]
Video: Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshop - Paper Plate Pumpkin Today's Halloween craft involves making a paper plate pumpkin decoration! This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home, here are some alternatives you could use if not. Paper Plate - Draw around a plate on to card from a cereal [...]
Video: Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshop - The Mummies Cat Join us for one of our popular Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshops...but at home! Today's craft is making The Mummies Cat, and it is inspired by the Egyptian display in Museum! This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home..but if [...]
Historic Photo: Quay Street, c1970s This historic photo of Lisburn was taken at Hancock Street, Co. Down, looking across to Quay Street. Note the distinctive skyline of the cathedral and Assembly Room clocktower. Castle Gardens is overgrown!
Object: Where could you get whiskey on Bridge Street? This tall, wooden Whiskey pipe was donated to the Museum in 2002 via Lisburn Historical Society. It came from Hall's Pub, Bridge Street. The pipe is currently on display on in our 40 years exhibition.
OS, First Edition. Source: PRONI. The modern HillHall Road runs north-west of the tower. How did Hillhall get its name? The townland of Hillhall derives its name from a house and defensive bawn, likely built in c.1637 by Peter Hill (Hill Hall, i.e. Hill's Hall!). Parts of the ruins remain at the site, [...]
What is a motte and bailey? Let's look at Duneight, outside Lisburn.. Copyright, Environment and Heritage Service Situated on the Ravarnet River, this rath was later re-purposed during the 12th-century Anglo-Norman period as a motte and bailey. A motte and bailey is a type of castle situated on a raised earthwork and surrounded [...]
Historic Photo: Bridge Street, Lisburn What a wonderful view of Bridge Street from the Dan McWilliam's collection. Join the conversation on Facebook.
Drumbo Round Tower, from The History of the Town of Belfast with ... a statistical survey of the parish of Belfast, By George Benn, 1823 Drumbo Round Tower A familiar sight for anyone travelling through the village of Drumbo, south-east of Lisburn. Drumbo round tower is located in the grounds of Drumbo Presbyterian [...]
Castle Robin is located on the Mullaghglass Rd, between Lisburn and Stoneyford. Although little remains, the site is fascinating and contains remains of a three-story c.17th-century fortified house, likely built in c.1611 by Sir Robert Norton, and an Anglo-Norman motte & bailey. The site commands an excellent view of the Lagan Valley & the Mournes. [...]
Historic Photo: Island Spinning Mill, 1983 The Island Spinning Mill: a mill opened here in the 1840s, and produced linen thread for over 120 years, only ceasing production in the 1980s. demolished, the sites is now home to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. Photograph by John Press.
Castle Gardens Object: Sir John Murray Scott (1847-1912) Sir John Murray Scott (1847-1912) Vanity Fair Print, 1909 ILC&LM Collection John Murray Scott was an advisor and secretary to Sir Richard and Lady Wallace. Following the death of Lady Wallace in 1897 he inherited her vast wealth and art collection, with the exception of the works [...]
Castle Gardens Object: Dean Stannus (1788-1876) Dean Stannus (1788-1876) Photograph ILC&LM Collection The Very Rev Dean Stannus (1788-1876) acted as Agent for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Marquesses from 1817, and was an immensely powerful figure. He lived in the Marquess’ house on Castle Street. In the early 19th century he replaced the blank [...]
Castle Gardens Object: Sir George Rawdon Sir George Rawdon (1604-84) 1 Baronet Engraving by Robert White ILC&LM Collection George Rawdon was employed by the Conway family as the estate manager and did much to develop Lisnagarvey (later Lisburn). At one time he lived at Lisburn Castle (in today’s Castle Gardens), before moving to Brookhill [...]
Archive: Abbott Bros, Castle Gardens The Abbott brothers, James, Thomas and William, of 15 McKeown Street, photographed at the Crimean cannon in Castle Gardens in 1915. The three brothers were members of the South Antrim UVF who joined the 11th Battalion Royal Irish. William was killed on 1 July 1916 at the Somme.
Archive: Egret Fountain, Castle Gardens How many times have you walked past the Egret Fountain in Castle Gardens? There's evidence of a fountain in the gardens of a similar design from the 1870s!
Archive: Castle Gardens, Crimean Cannon and Castle House in the Snow This fabulous view of Castle Gardens captures Castle House and the Crimean Cannon in the snow. This cannon was captured at the Battle of Sebastopol. Admiral Henry Meynell (1789 – 1865), a former MP for Lisburn, presented it to the town in 1858.
Do you remember Castle Gardens before its fantastic restoration? The Gardens would have afforded Lisburn's landlords, the Conway Family, a magnificent view over the River Lagan and surrounding area. Let us know!
Do you remember this exhibition: Market Square Through Time, c.2015? It was one of our most popular displays! The photograph above is from the Lawrence Collection. Let us know!
Do you remember this exhibition: Lisburn: Life in the County Down, 1997? Let us know!
Do you remember The Huguenots & Ulster 1685-1985 exhibition? Let us know! The exhibition and catalogue explored the Huguenot's rich contribution to life in Ulster.
Do you remember our blockbuster exhibition Tutankhamun's Wardrobe from 2001? If so, let us know. Share your thoughts with us on our social media channels, or by email. The Irish Times covered the exhibition in 2001 and wrote: His death mask may be instantly recognisable, but a new exhibition in Lisburn's Irish Linen Centre gets [...]
This iconic photograph, by John Press, looks across to Piper’s Hill (Market Lane) from Hill Street. Note the abandoned remains of Coulson’s Damask Manufactory.
Historic Photo: Chittick's and Green's, Bow Street Greens and Chittick’s shops on Bow Street, c.1990s, Chittick's opened in 1931, selling a range of fashions. It closed in 2006. Greens have been trading in Lisburn since the 1890s.
Object: Sybil Connolly Linen Wedding Dress The fashion for wearing white was popularised after 1840, following the wedding of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg. Queen Victoria wore a luxurious white gown. This was unusual for the time, and reflected her desire to boost the British lace industry. An original Sybil Connolly creation.© Copyright [...]
The Victorian era witnessed a dramatic change in fashion and dress. Key silhouettes of the time included large bell-shaped skirts, low-pointed structured waistlines and sloping shoulders. It also saw the introduction of new necklines for evening dresses. Linen was a popular choice of textile for garments and table decor during the Victorian period. Used for [...]
Guess the Victorian object! Guess the Victorian object! Looking at objects is a great way to think about how people lived in the past. Have a go at our 'guess the Victorian object' worksheet - can you identify them? Post your answers below, and we'll let you know! [...]
Design your very own Victorian toy! The Victorian age is named after Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 until 1901. Life was very different for children in Victorian times, they didn't have computer games or televisions (did you know the tv wasn't invented until 1927!). Children often had to [...]
Photograph: Lisburn Railway Station While a station was opened in Lisburn in 1839 and received the first train from Belfast, this building dates from 1878. It was designed by William H. Mills, who designed a number of stations for the Great Northern Railway.
Object: Trowel and Case, laying of the foundation stone of the Temperance Institute, Lisburn, 1889 In June, 1889, the foundation-stone of the Temperance Institute, Lisburn, was laid by Mrs John D. Barbour using this trowel. The Temperance Institute is a Grade B Listed building designed by Young & Mackenzie. When it [...]
Video: story at the spinning wheel! Join us by the spinning wheel for storytime with Esther, one of our expert guides!
Childhood Objects: Crib and Highchair Our '40 years of collecting' exhibition has a number of 'childhood' objects on display, including: Wooden highchair. c.1910 and donated by Mrs Thompson in 1990 wooden child's crib, donated in 2003 Make sure you visit once the museum re-opens! View these items (when we [...]
Historic Photo: Lisburn Swimming Pool Lisburn swimming pool replaced the old Cattle Market and was officially opened in Jully 1970 by the last Governor of Northern Ireland, Lord Grey of Naunton. Over 18,000 people went for a swim on the opening week and its Sunday opening hours were controversial. The pool closed in 1999.
Wooden Ramp Walker Toy,ILCLM Collections 2020 What was your favourite childhood toy? We all had a favourite toy growing up, whether it was a doll or a football that was played with until it was ragged! Long after children have grown up, toys are powerful symbols and objects of childhood and are a [...]
Art: was the world's greatest art collection originally given to Lisburn...but the offer refused? Castle House, Sir Richard Wallace's Lisburn residence - and the home for the Wallace Collection? In 1897, on the death of Lady Wallace, her magnificent art collection - the result of almost 150 years of collecting by the Hertfords [...]
Painting: Vietnamese Family by Cherith McKinstry H.R.U.A. (1928-2004) Purchased by the Museum is 2011, the oil on canvas by local artist Cherith McKinstry and was a response to the plight of the people of Vietnam in the 1970s, during the Vietnam War. About Cherith McKinstry Born in Powick, Worcestershire, Cherith McKinstry attended Belfast College [...]
Painting: Stannus Place, Lisburn by Dennis H Osborne Gifted to the museum in 1991, this oil on canvas by Dennis Osborne features Stannus Place, a gorgeous three-storey Georgian terrace (c.1750) on Hancock Street, opposite the Island Mill. The terrace was demolished in the 1970s. Do you remember it? If so, let us know! About the [...]
Built Heritage: Historic Wallace Park with Flaxie Today Flaxie is visiting Wallace Park in Lisburn 2018 marked the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90), the famed art collector and landlord for Lisburn. Wallace park was originally named The People’s Park, but was renamed Wallace Park in 1890 after Sir Richard’s death. The [...]
Built Heritage: Hilden School The former Hilden Primary School building dates from 1913 and was designed by William John Fennell who was responsible for the Water Commissioner's Office, Royal Avenue, Belfast. Hilden National School was established by the Barbour family and allowed children at the nearby mill - many who worked half time - to [...]
Built Heritage: Crazy Prices, Bow Street, Lisburn Do you remember Crazy Prices in Bow Street, Lisburn? It was developed in the late 1980s on former site of Stewarts' Mill, one of Lisburn's most prominent thread mills. The home of Robert Stewart (d.1858), the founder of the mill, still stands today. It is now [...]
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Built Heritage: Castle Gardens and Castle Street, Lisburn Lisburn has a wonderfully rich architectural heritage. This early 20th-century postcard from the collection shows Castle Gardens, Castle House and the former Georgian terrace at the interface of Castle Street and Seymour Street. Castle House was constructed in the early 1880s by Sir Richard Wallace [...]
Flaxie Adventure along the Lagan: Growing Cress Flaxie—'Out and About Box' exploration The Museum has a special resource for classes called the Flaxie Out and About Box. This is a bright yellow box that groups can borrow for FREE. Inside are lots of resources to help introduce flax and linen to Foundation-level groups. [...]
Statue: The Millie, Crumlin Road The Milly statue, Crumlin Road, Belfast Source // CC BY-SA 3.0 This bronze statue by Ross Wilson was erected in 2010 close to the former site of Ewarts' Mill on the Crumlin Road, Belfast. The statue pays tribute to Belfast's female linen mill workers. Over [...]
Object: signed quilt, embroidered in Magheragall, 1899 This amazing quilt, embroided by local women, features the signatures of individuals associated with Magheragall Parish Church. It is dated October, 1899. The quilt is currently on display in our 40 Years Exhibition.
Did you know that it wasn’t until 1918 that women over 30 were given the right to vote in the United Kingdom? It would be another 10 years before that the age for female voters would be brought down to 21 years old, the same as male voters. This wasn’t always the case though. In [...]
There is a saying here in Northern Ireland: "Do you think I came up the Lagan in a bubble?" In this adventure Flaxie heads to the Lagan Tow Path, finds some flappy friends and tries making some bubbles go down the Lagan. Before starting out on he day's bubbley adventures Flaxie did lots of research [...]
Photo: Go-As-You-Please Run, Lisburn, 1907 The Great Go-As-You-Please Race, comprising 26 miles from Belfast to Lugan took place on a rainy day in June 1907. The 461 competitors, all from amateur athletic clubs, took off from Belfast and ran via Balmoral, Lisburn, Hillsborough, Dromore, Waringston and then Lurgan. There was a six-hour cut off, and [...]
Sporty-Science Workshop: Strongman Static Challenge Tests of Strength: a brief history! Lifting weights and tests of strength have a long history. In many prehistoric tribes the traditional test of manhood was lifting a special, and very heavy, rock! These stones, some with the name of the first person to lift [...]
Lisburn Museum's Sporting Collections: tennis, golf and ice skating The Museum's holds a vast selection of objects, books, programmes, tickets, prints and ephemera relating to Lisburn and district's rich sporting history. The collection above illustrates just a snippet from the stores, and includes a Dunlop Maxply tennis racket with racket frame; wooden gymnastic [...]
A Virtual Tour of '40 Years of Collecting' 40 years of Collecting is an exhibition from the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. The exhibition opened in October 2019, and its successful run in the Museum was cut short by the Covid-19 Pandemic. But, just because the Museum is [...]
Online Jigsaws feat Jimmy McIlroy and Samuel Lockhart Jimmy McIlroy The footballer Jimmy McIlroy lived at Ballyskeagh. At 14 he was playing for Lisburn Technical College when he was spotted and asked to play for Craigavad F.C., and later Glentoran F.C.. He moved to England to play for Burnley F.C., [...]
A Virtual Tour of 'From Hand to Cloth' by Mary Lee Murphy 'From Hand to Cloth' is an exhibition from the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum featuring the work of contemporary Batik artist Mary Lee Murphy. The exhibition opened in January 2020, although its successful run in the [...]
Traditional Industry Worksheet: Binary Binary is a way to store and read information using with only two options. A binary system is the principle behind the Jacquard loom, which revolutionised (slowly) how damask was woven on hand looms. You can learn more about weaving and the first computers in our post HERE. [...]
The River Lagan rises in Slieve Croob and flows for over 50+ miles to its mouth in Belfast Lough. In the course of its journey the river passes through the rolling County-Down countryside, before turning east at Magheralin. Here the river opens onto the great plain – which divides counties Antrim and Down – [...]
Traditional Industry Workshop: create a fabric swatch at home. Did you know that before Lisburn became famous for Irish Linen, the knowledge of spinning, weaving and dyeing had to travel from Ancient Egypt and across Europe to reach Ireand? Great empires like the Phoenician Empire, Greek Empire and Roman Empire spread the [...]
The Linen Industry Research Association (LIRA), later known as the Lambeg Industry Research Association, was set up in the aftermath of the Great War (1914-1918) to put Northern Ireland's linen industry on a sound scientific footing. Linen had been such an important resource during the War, indeed it had been claimed that the War had [...]
Flaxie Buds Comic - The Story of Irish Linen Our Flaxie Comic has been animated by our Education Staff to help young people understand and appreciate the story of linen! It was developed from line drawings first created in 1996! Flaxie helps young children understand what Lisburn Museum does and the kind of [...]
In this FREE downloadable resource, you can take part in one of our weather-matching exercises. These are hugely-popular workshops with our Foundation-Level visitors. This matching exercise can help with different aspects of learning. Communication, Language and literacy. Knowledge and understanding of the world. Mathematical and Development. Physical development. Print and cut out all the images [...]
Do you have remember completeing do jigsaw puzzles when you were young? During the Covid-19 pandemic many have found it calming to complete jigsaw puzzles to unplug from social media. It can be hard to find a new jigsaw, or even the space to do it…but never fear! Lisburn Museum [...]
Craft: Create your own pretty paper flowers! There is an old saying "April showers bring May flowers". With this craft you can make beautiful flowers no matter what the weather is like! Download the FREE tutorial here to get started! Have a go and send a photo of your flowers to us at [...]
Who loves colouring in? At the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum we do! Colouring can be very theraputic, grab some coloured pencils and give it a go! […]
World War II is not just a topic on the Primary School Curriculum, but also a way to connect to the generations who came before us. At Lisburn Museum the topic of World War II is broken down into three themes, one of the themes is THE HOME FRONT. Did you know that in Lisburn [...]
Do you remember playing with a swing toy like this? This object is a recent donation, and very special. It was purchased in Frankfurt, Germany in the aftermath of WWII and brought back to Lisburn by the owner for his children. They will be on display in the Museum when we re-open.
Prior to the outbreak of the Covid 19 Pandemic, the Museum had planned to host a street party in its galleries to complement the VE75 exhibition. Although are galleries are closed, as part of our Virtual Museum we have included tutorials on how to make bunting and musical shakers to help you host your own [...]
#VE75 Craft: Make a Party Hat! It's time to celebrate #VE75! Join us and get into the party spirit by making a fun party hat. You could make one for everyone who is coming to your party! Download the FREE tutorial and template here to get started! Print it, make it and send [...]
World War II is not just a topic on the Primary School Curriculum, but also a way for us to connect with our family members who came before us. At Lisburn Museum World War II workshops are broken down into three themes. One theme is RATIONING. Did you know that in Northern Ireland rationing began [...]
Fashion Through the Ages: Our Google Cultural Institute Exhibition Do you want to delve into our fashion collection? Click the link below and explore 'Fashion through the Ages: Irish Linen'. You can view hand-embroidered linen, rich silk, beautiful damask woven in Lisburn or watch our Jacquard looms at work! The exhibition uses Google's state-of-the-art technology, [...]
The Covid-19 Panedemic has brought into sharp focus the role our essential and emergency workers play in keeping us all safe. Isn't is important that Museums collect objects, stories and history relating to these services? In part, that's why we have launched our 'Covid-19 and Me' project. In 1996 the museum added this 1938 Denis [...]
Museum Staff regularly run WWII workshops. Students learn how people in Northern Ireland had to adapt during WWII using artefacts from the Museums collection, topics include rationing, living in a blackout and evacuation. The workshops often take place in our very own air raid shelter (the last remaining in Lisburn) in Castle Gardens. One of [...]
The Lisburn Gas Company Limited was formed in the late 1830s to produce gas for domestic and commercial use in the town. The gasworks was located beside the Lagan, although the gas office was on Bridge Street. The Urban District Council crest, which can be seen above the top middle window, is currently in the [...]
One of the most popular science workshops at the Museum is our BRIDGES workshop! This workshop helps demonstrate how FORCES work and how different types of bridges are created. If you would like a taster of the Bridges workshop, and try our bridge-building challenge then download the FREE workbook! [...]
Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890), Lisburn’s landlord, lived through the Victorian era, a period of great invention and innovation. One of the most popular themes iour annual science programme is our Victorian Inventions workshop. If you would like a taster of the Victorian Inventions workshop, which includes a quiz and two [...]
Local History: how did Chrome Hill, Lambeg, get its name? The scientific connection! The magnificent Chrome Hill, Lambeg, overlooks Wolfenden's Bridge, and was formerly known as Harmony Hill or Lambeg House. The property is an original 17th-century home, with 18th and 19th-century additions. One important resident of the house was the Manchester businessman Richard Niven [...]
In 2017 the theme for the British Engineering and Science Week was ‘CHANGE’, and in the Museum our science programme reflected this. Through the theme of TRANSFORMATIONS we looked at human, and non-human, changes in nature. If you would like a taster of the Tremendous Transformations Workshop, then download our [...]