Educational Workshops

Free Historical Walking Tours of Lisburn

Free Historical Walking Tours Join our expert guides, and explore Lisburn's rich history, from significant buildings and streets in the town, to the graves and monuments of some of Lisburn's most famous residents. The tours celebrate Positive Ageing Month.  If you would like to find out more, maybe meet new people and enjoy [...]

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 duck pond, originally a reservoir, [...]

Flaxie Adventure along the Lagan: Growing Cress

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. [...]

Sporty-Science Workshop: Strongman Static Challenge

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 [...]

Worksheet: binary, handloom weaving and your very own bracelet

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.   [...]

Foundation Topic – Weather Matching Exercise

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 [...]

Science: Victorian Inventions to try at home – make a string telephone!

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 [...]

Science: make slime at home! Tremendous transformations!

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 [...]

Science: An acid and base experiment to try in your kitchen

Did you know that Lisburn Museum runs science workshops throughout the year? You can try many of these at home!  We call this ‘kitchen science’, as you can find many of the items you need in your food cupboard. Did you know that you can make a a dramatic chemical [...]

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 Workshops will change daily and [...]

Flaxie Summer Workshops 2017

Flaxie Summer Workshops 2017 Our popular summer workshops start on Monday 17th July 2017! They run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 16th August.  Morning sessions start at 11am-12.30 and afternoon session 2pm-3.30pm.  All ages are welcome but please note places must be booked in advance, contact museum reception to book your place: 028 9266 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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