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Flaxie Buds Early Years Programme

Flaxie Buds Early Years Programme

Lisburn Museum offers an innovative programme of sessions for children aged 0-5 years. We believe that children are curious, capable, and confident learners from birth. The education team devises activities that enable very young children to learn from museum exhibitions and
collections. We offer both open and targeted activities, aiming to build long-lasting relationships with visitors and to create connections with new audiences.

Flaxie Space Activities Gallery

This is a FREE drop-in space where children can bring their adults to sit and read, do simple crafts together or dress up! A lovely space to spend time with your children playing, being creative, reading together or just soaking up the moment! FREE.
Equipment funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through the Playful Museums initiative


Flaxie Buds Workshops

Aimed at nurseries and pre-schools, for groups of 10 and above, a FREE workshop can be booked all year round on the following themes (they can be mixed and matched to suit your group):

  • Storytelling around the Spinning Wheel
    See hand-spinning and weaving of flax and hear some related fairy tales!
  • Arts and Crafts
    Workshops include: making felt, prints, masks and puppets as well as painting and paper crafts.
  • Drama: Role Play and Dressing up
    Let their imaginations run wild through fabric and costume play!
  • Nature: outdoor activities in Castle Gardens
    Choose from a range of activities including: nature trails, teddy bears picnic and
    parachute games.

flaxie-lisburn-museum-playful-museumsLisburn Museum education staff will be happy to work with any group to tailor activities to suit the interests of their children.

Any child taking part in a booked Flaxie activity gets a special sticker and becomes a Flaxie Bud!




For advice about how programming can be tailored to the needs of your group contact the Assistant Education Officer, Gillian Topping.
For bookings or further information see:, or telephone reception on 028 9266 3377 or email.


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