Whats on in Lisburn Museum

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 [...]

Flaxie Summer Workshops 2018

Flaxie Summer Workshops 2018 Our FREE popular summer workshops will start on Monday 16th July and will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (finishing on Wednesday 22nd August). Workshops are one hour long from 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm. Booking is essential, please contact museum reception on 028 9266 3377 or ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk Workshops will change daily and [...]

Wallace Bicentenary: Stall Holder Expression of Interest

Wallace Bicentenary Family Event, Wallace Park, Saturday 23 June 2018 11am-2pm Stall Holder Expression of Interest Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council are celebrating Sir Richard Wallace’s Bicentenary with a family friendly event in the Wallace Park on Saturday 23rd June 2018: 11am – 2pm. Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council welcomes stall holders who are interested [...]

Playful Museums Festival + Family Fun Day – February 2017

Playful Museums is a Northern Ireland Museum's Council initiative designed to develop programmes aimed at under-fives and helping to make museums fun and educational for all.  In February the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum is running a FREE Playful Museums Festival + Family Fun Day. Playful Museums Festival From Monday 20th February to Friday [...]

Talk by Eamon Phoenix and Philip Orr on Ethical Remembering, March 15th 2016, Lisburn Museum

Talk by Eamon Phoenix and Philip Orr on Ethical Remembering Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Good Relations Programme cordially invites you along to a Talk by Eamon Phoenix and Philip Orr on Ethical Remembrance in light of the Decade of Centenaries.  Eamon and Philip will be  examining two of major events which took place between April and July [...]

History of Irish Linen: Upcoming talk at the Ulster Scots Centre, as part of their season of events for Spring 2016

Irish Linen History at the Ulster Scots Centre This spring 2016 explore the history of Irish Linen at the Ulster Scots Centre. As part of a series of lunchtime talks and demonstrations staff will be on hand on Tuesday 8th March to discuss the history of Ireland's most important industry. The talk is part of [...]

Summer Workshops At Lisburn Museum

Lisburn Museum’s FREE summer workshops start on Saturday 1st August 2015. They will run Monday – Saturday (until 29th August) morning session 10am – 12pm and afternoon session 2.30 – 4.30pm. For those who prefer to be a guaranteed place, pre-booking is available this year. Drop-in visitors are also welcome but not advisable for large [...]

Exhibition (April 2015) – The ‘dreaded peninsula’: Lisburn and district men at Gallipoli, 1915

Exhibition (April 2015) - The ‘dreaded peninsula’ April 25th (Anzac Day), marks the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, a series of disastrous allied landings in, what is now, modern-day Turkey during the First World War (1914-1918). Turkey’s entry into the war had cut off the supply route between Britain and France and their ally Russia [...]

Project Linlon: 21st March – 18th April 2015, a collaboration with R-Space Gallery

Project Linlon with Nora Fok 21st March - 18th April 2015 Opening events Saturday 21 March: Artist talk 1-2pm (free) Jewellery making Masterclass 2-5pm (£20) In collaboration with the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum and McConville’s Mill & Museum Dromore, Co Down, international jewellery artist Nora Fok developed “linlon”, a linen and nylon mixed [...]

Education & Schools: Science Programme 2015:

  Booking information SCIENCE PROGRAMME 2015 Bring your class to our popular FREE science programme at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum! This year’s theme is the ‘Science of Flight’. Length: Workshops are 1 hour 30 minutes and are suitable for P2 – P7 To book call reception on 028 9266 3377 What will [...]

Free Drop-in Workshops: Science Week

Free Drop-in Workshops: Science Week On March 7th we are running another popular 'drop-in' workshops, come along with the family and enjoy our FREE science week programme. All ages welcome, workshops are free of charge and there is no need to book - just come along. Morning sessions from 10am-12.00 or afternoon 2pm-4pm, you can stay as long [...]

Drop-in Valentine’s Day Workshops at the museum

Drop-in Valentine's Day Workshops at the museum On Valentine's day (make a note in your diary, it's this Saturday!) we are running our popular 'drop-in' workshops, come along with the family and make a Valentine craft. All ages welcome, workshops are free of charge and there is no need to book - just come along. [...]

Research Project: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War – 2nd February 2015

Research Project: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War - 2nd February 2015 The museum will be holding an exploratory meeting/talk on February 2nd 2015 at St Patrick’s Parish Centre at 7pm for those interested in getting involved in our latest research project: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War, this will include a talk by the [...]

Exhibition: ‘A Gift to the people of Lisburn: 130 years of Wallace Park’

A Gift to the People of Lisburn: 130 Years of Wallace Park   Gifted to Lisburn by its landlord Sir Richard Wallace in 1884 as ‘a public park and recreation ground’, the grounds that make up today’s Wallace Park have a rich history that can be traced back to the 17th century. The duck pond, [...]

Visit Santa at Lisburn Museum! (2015)

Visit Santa at Lisburn Museum! (2015) Ho, Ho, Ho! Visit Santa at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum! Arriving by sleigh on his favourite reindeer on Saturday 29th November at 10:45am, your little ones can visit his Victorian grotto and receive a FREE gift, or meet Rudolph in Market Square from 11am-1.30pm (29th only)! [...]

Eammon Phoenix Lecture (November 18th): ‘Trapped by the border, northern nationalists and southern unionists’.

Dr Eamon Phoenix will speaking on the topic of northern nationalists and southern unionists at the museum on November 18th 2014.  For tickets, email us here or phone reception on 02890663377 or get your ticket on our Eventbrite page.

History Ireland Magazine: Mrs Metge, the Suffragettes and the bombing of Lisburn Cathedral!

The November/December issue of History Ireland features an article from our Research Officer Ciaran Toal on local suffragette Lillian Metge and her attempt to blow up Lisburn Cathedral in the fight for women's suffrage.   The article brings together primary and secondary research and not only examines the events surrounding the August 1914- bombing of [...]

Lecture: ‘We are all one in the suffrage faith’ – Dr Margaret Ward. Tuesday 28th October 2014 – FREE

'We are all one in the suffrage faith' Lecture: 'We are all one in the suffrage faith' - Dr Margaret Ward. When?  Tuesday 28th October 2014 Where?  Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Email or call 02892663377 for FREE tickets. #suffrage #ulster #ireland #metge #women #lisburn #lovelisburn

Basil Blackshaw: Pictures from the Museum’s collections – FREE Exhibition – Oct 22nd to Nov 7th

Basil Blackshaw was born in Glengormley, County Antrim in 1932, and brought up in Boardmills near Lisburn. Educated at Methodist College Belfast, at 16 he enrolled in the Belfast College of Art (1948-51) and was awarded a CEMA scholarship to study in Paris.   Noted for his early expressionist approach, Blackshaw’s themes have included local [...]

John Ballance at the Island Civic Centre

The eldest of 11 children, John Ballance (1839-1893) was born in Ballypitmave, Glenavy. With little interest in farming, he Ulster at age 18, briefly settling in Birmingham before emigrating to New Zealand with his wife in 1864. Settling in Wanganui, on New Zealand’s North Island, Ballance established the Evening Herald in 1867, before turning his [...]

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

'Linen Poetry & Prose Anthology' 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 [...]

FILM EVENTS

  FREE film events showing in our Assembly Room Tickets must be booked in advance via museum reception Thursday 9th October - Nurse Edith Cavell (Cert 12) Thursday 16th October - War Horse (Cert 12) Thursday 23rd October - Paths of Glory (Cert PG) Thursday 27th October - Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel) (Cert 12) Due to [...]

Lisburn Museum Lecture Series: Ireland during the Great War (September-November 2014)

Ireland during the Great War (September-November 2014) All talks are FREE but must be booked in advance - tickets available from museum reception for more information call 028 9266 3377   Thursday 25 September Remembering World War 1 – Dr Eamon Phoenix Tuesday 30 September Ireland and the Great War – Dr Fearghal McGarry Tuesday [...]

‘Making of a Town’: 17th-Century Lisburn

'Making of a Town': 17th-Century Lisburn ‘Making of a Town: 17th Century Lisburn’ tells the story of the foundation and early history of Lisnagarvey (Lisburn). Under the stewardship of the Conway family, and their agent George Rawdon, the ‘wild and barbarous’ land of Killultagh (south Antrim) was transformed, and the town of Lisnagarvey was established. [...]

New Exhibition: ‘Lisburn, 1912-1914’

New Exhibition: 'Lisburn, 1912-1914' Visit ‘Lisburn, 1912-1914’, and explore the people and the places in the crisis years leading up to the outbreak of the Great War. Through re-created historic scenes, artefacts, audio visuals and text see how local suffragettes tried to bomb Lisburn Cathedral in their passionate campaign for ‘Votes for women’, and how [...]

The Museum Shop

The Museum Shop No visit to the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum would be complete without a browse through the Museum Shop. Here you will find a wide range of locally-manufactured goods including linen, handmade jewellery, greeting cards and books of local interest. We stock an exciting range of table linen, napkins and runners [...]

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