Lisburn Cathedral: 400 Years

10aug(aug 10)12:00 pm31jan(jan 31)5:00 pmLisburn Cathedral: 400 Years(August 10) 12:00 pm - (January 31) 5:00 pm


August 10 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - January 31 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm


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To mark the 400th anniversary of Lisburn Cathedral, the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum presents its new exhibition: Lisburn Cathedral: 400 Years. Packed with documents, photographs and original artefacts from the Museum and the Cathedral’s collections. This exhibition offers up a social history of the Cathedral and the town which grew up around it.

The exhibition features special displays on:

  • The early history of Lisburn, including establishment of the Church of St Thomas on the site of the present day Cathedral.
  • The role of the Huguenots in the economic, social and religious life of Lisburn.
  • The growth of the congregation in the 19th-century as Lisburn’s industrial importance grew.
  • The windows and monuments of the Cathedral.
  • Some of the congregation’s most prominent figures.
  • The at times turbulent 20th-century.
  • A special model of the Cathedral and surrounding buildings made especially for the 400th

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