Investigate Lisburn Museum with Flaxie
I was in lockdown in Lisburn
And all through the Market house
Nothing was stirring
Not even a city mouse.
Suddenly the Flax in the museum was shaking
I stayed really still
In my shoes I was quaking
But then I smiled when who did appear
It was Flaxie who had come to bring me some cheer!
Join in as Flaxie investigates The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn
Museum with challenges along the way for the flaxie buds to play.
Market House Gallery
The Golden Lion
Flaxie was shocked to meet this lion in Lisburn Museum.
Does anyone in your family remember the lion? Can you find out anything about it?
It is a friendly lion.
Can you roar like a lion?
40 years exhibition
Flaxie loves staying in touch with their friends.
Sometimes by phone and sometimes by writing a letter. It is exciting to get a letter in the post. In the past the post was sometimes delivered by bicycle.
How many wheels does the bicycle have?
If you have a bicycle send us a photo of you on it. Maybe you could pretend to be delivering the post!
Can you draw the bicycle? We would love to see your artwork.
Who loves music?
Flaxie thinks it is really fun to listen to music and dance around.
People used to listen to records on a record player like this.
Can you find out what a record is?
Now we listen to music in different ways. Can you think of some?
Put on your favourite music and have a dance!
Flax to Fabric
Spinning wheels were an important part of history in making linen.
Spinning wheels make Flaxie think of fairy tales.
What is your favourite fairy tale?
Can you name a story that has a spinning wheel in it?
Print out the spinning wheel colouring page to colour at home.
Click on the image to download the spinning wheel colouring page
The Weaving Workshop
This is how linen cloth was made in the past. Looms like this were in weavers’ cottages.
Weaving goes from left to right and up and down.
If you would like to have a go at weaving you could try our paper weaving craft.
Click on the image to download weaving instructions
The Activities Gallery
Did you know that linen can be used in lots of different ways?
Flaxie thinks the kite is the coolest thing in Lisburn Museum’s uses of linen display.
Have a go at naming all the items.
Print the uses of linen colouring page and colour it at home.
Click on the image to download the uses of linen colouring sheet
A limited number of support packs are available to compliment the crafts for the Flaxie Buds Bonanza.
Please get in touch if you need help with resources.