Reformation 500: the Reformation in Europe and its local legacy – Exhibition
Reformation 500: the Reformation in Europe and its local legacy
Marking the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum presents its new exhibition – Reformation 500: the Reformation in Europe and its local legacy. Through artefacts, rare books, prints, engravings and texts, the exhibition traces the history of the Reformation, exploring its early roots in Europe, its progress in Britain and its failure in Ireland.
The exhibition features the story of:
- Martin Luther, the printing press and the division of Europe
- Henry VIII and the Tudor children
- Early Christianity in Ireland, and the failure of the Irish Reformation
- The Plantation, Cromwell and the Protestant Ascendancy
- Legacies of the Reformation in Lisburn, including Jeremy Taylor, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians, Catholics, Methodists, Quakers, and Moravians.
The exhibition opens on 11th October 2017, and admission is free. For more information visit Lisburnmuseum.com/Reformation