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The Mayor and Alderman Porter at the Victorian Grotto at Lisburn Museum

Meet Santa in his Victorian grotto at the museum!


Meet Santa in his Victorian grotto at the museum!

It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit and visit Santa at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum.  Meet Santa in his cosy Victorian grotto and tell him your Christmas wishes.  Each child receives a special gift, and you can even take your own photo to capture the moment! Visits to see Santa are £1 per child, with all proceeds going to Mayor’s chosen charity, Cancer Fund for Children.

Visitors can post their letters to Santa in his special post box at Museum reception. They are guaranteed to make it to the North Pole. Santa will even send you a letter in reply! (Last posting 17th December)

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of Council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee, encouraged residents across Lisburn & Castlereagh to “come into the city, enjoy the Museum’s exhibitions and bring your children to meet Santa, all in aid of a very worthy cause – the Mayor’s Charity.

At the launch the Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin, said: “I am amazed at the generosity of the people of Lisburn and Castlereagh.  By bringing their children and grandchildren to visit Santa in the Museum they will be supporting the work of Cancer Fund for Children in helping put a smile on the faces of young lives sadly affected by cancer.”


Daily opening times:

Saturday 1st – Monday 24th December, 2018 from 10am – 3pm (except Tuesday 11th and 18th, and each and every Saturday when the grotto is open to 4.30pm).

The grotto is open late night on Thursday 13th and Thursday 20th December, until 8.30pm.

On Christmas Eve the grotto is open 9.30am – 12.30pm.

For more details, or group bookings, contact Museum reception.  Email:

Tel: 028 9266 3377

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