Photo: Hillhall Girl Guides parading in Castle St on V.E. Day A rare photograph: Hillhall Girl Guides marching during VE Day, Lisburn 8 May 1945. Posted as part of our VE Day online exhibition. Do you have any memories of VE Day in Lisburn? Let us know, get in touch! [...]
Flaxie is getting ready for Easter. Join in with the fun activity song Sleeping Bunnies and have a go at making bunny ears to wear using our free printable craft sheet. Sleeping bunnies This is one of Flaxie's favourite action songs. Imagine you are a bunny, when the song starts [...]
"Spring is sprung, the grass is ris. I wonders where the birdies is. They say the birds is on the wing. Ain't that absurd? I always thought the wing was on the bird." Welcome spring with Flaxie by creating your own miniature garden using our tutorial and templates. We also have a free downloadable [...]
Photo: May Day at the Convent, Seymour Street, 1963 The Sisters of the Sacred Heart arrived in Lisburn in 1870s, establishing a convent on Seymour Street. These buildings were demolished in the 1970s. This fantastic photo shows May Day in 1963. Do you remember the convent? Do you remember other religious [...]
NI Centenary Talks Programme 2021 As part of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Centenary Programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of Northern Ireland, we are pleased to announce a new series of talks. The programme reflects on a range of Centenary-related themes, including history, sports, industry, the arts and identity, and feature Dr [...]
Join in with Flaxie to make your own decoration for St Patrick's day. This Leprechaun holding a leaping rainbow is sure to bring a little magic to your day! To create a Leprechaun with a leaping rainbow you will need to download the free printables [...]
Object: St Patrick's Day Postcard Enjoy this St Patrick's Day, with a festive postcard from our collection!Added to our collection in 1990, this postcard was generously donated, along with a further seven WWI postcards, by a resident of Lisburn.
Photo: Girls in green take on GB Hockey Girls in green taken on GB hockey! This weekend (13 March 2021) the Irish Ladies' Hockey team (which has eight Ulster players on the squad) are playing matches against the Olympic Champions Great Britain at Queen’s University, Belfast. This photo shows Lisnagarvey Ladies' [...]
Video: Lady Wallace: The French woman who gifted the Wallace Collection to the British nation (and controlled the Lisburn estate!)
Video: Lady Wallace: The French woman who gifted the Wallace Collection to the British nation (and controlled the Lisburn estate!) In this talk Wallace Collection curator Suzanne Higgott discusses the life and legacy of Lady Wallace, the shy, enigmatic French woman who bequeathed the Wallace Collection to the nation. Born in [...]
Video: Scenes of Lisburn, 1963 What a great find! Follow the link to a fantastic video of Lisburn in 1963 uploaded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive. The video depicts the old courthouse, erected by Sir Richard Wallace, alongside Castle House, Castle Gardens and Wallace Park. Do you notice any [...]
Even though our doors are closed the education team are still working away behind the scenes in Lisburn Museum. Recently we have been taking the opportunity to catch up with some routine maintenance of the equipment used in the galleries for demonstrations and workshops. The spinning wheels we work on are wooden [...]
Photo: Main Street, Hillsborough, 1924 Do you recognise this view? This 1924-postcard from the Alan Coon photography studio. As the Dictionary of Ulster Biography notes: Alan Daniel Coon (1867-1938) was born in Buffalo, New York and was Attorney-at-Law in the United States. In 1902 he came to Ulster and opened a photographic studio in Derry [...]
Flaxie Buds Bonanza 2021 Activity Create your own treasure hunt at home. Join us to help celebrate Flaxie's 5th birthday by having a treasure hunt at home. This fun activity will have you hunting for Flaxie in your own house, and puzzling over some challenge questions. Download the FREE printable pack HERE to get started. [...]
Flaxie Buds Bonanza 2021 Make it at home: Cupcake craft This year Lisburn Museum is celebrating Flaxie's 5th birthday virtually. Today we are making a decorative birthday cupcake. A limited number of support packs are available to compliment the crafts for the Flaxie Buds Bonanza. Please get in touch if [...]
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 [...]
Flaxie Buds Bonanza 2021 Party Hats and Crowns Join us to help celebrate Flaxie's 5th birthday by making a party hat or crown to wear This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home, here are some ideas to use. Scrap card - cereal boxes or tissue boxes work [...]
In 20210 the museum partnered with NI Science Festival to produce a short video on the history of Hilden Mill. The film is one of three in a series documenting the past, present and future of the linen industry in Northern Ireland. View the full playlist here, with great contributions from Dr Anthony [...]
Flaxie Buds Bonanza 2021 Lisburn Museum welcomes all the Flaxie Buds and their families to join in for a VIRTUAL celebration of Flaxie's 5th birthday in 2021. There will be activities posted on the VIRTUAL MUSEUM from Saturday 27th February 2021 to get everyone in the party spirit. With party art activities, a [...]
Object: Telephone Thread, c.1900 Linen telephone thread from Barbour's, Lisburn. Details Title: Telephone thread Creator: Artist Unknown Date Created: 1900 Type: Advert View a virtual exhibition here.
Photo: view of Barbour's from the Towpath William Barbour moved to Hilden, on a site of a bleach green previously owned by the Delacherois family, in 1820s. By the mid-1830s he had built the largest thread-twisting works in Ireland, and by the 1900s it was the largest in the world! [...]
Photo: plaque from Barbour Park, Bridge Street/Sloan Street The Barbour family left a rich legacy to Lisburn, including the Barbour Playground. Given by Anna Edwards Barbour, a philanthropist and husband of Harold Barbour, she passed on the opportunity for a formal opening in 1929, so the children could play as early as possible. A [...]
Photo: an aerial view of Barbour's Mill, Hilden Looking across the extensive thread works at Hilden towards the Lagan, note the distinctive red hand of the Barbour's famed logo. Did you or a relative work at Barbour's? Share your story!
Photo: McKeown's Bread Vans, Lisburn Do you remember the James McKeown & Co. Bakery? The bakery opened in Sloan Street the 1850s, and served the people of Lisburn until its closure in the late 1980s. Read more about the bakery's history here. The Bakery also had premises in Seymour Street. Clip: Advert [...]
A short snippet from the museum’s collection: A Flax Improvement Society Silver Medal, 1849 A silver award medal to R. Neill, Belfast, and engraved “In Commemoration of the Visit of Her Majesty Queen Victoria & H.R.H. Prince Albert to the Exhibition of Flax & Linen Fabrics in the Linen Hall, Belfast, on the 11th [...]
Video: Dr Patricia Marsh - "The doctors are being run off their feet": Spanish Flu in Lisburn Dr Patricia Marsh is a medical historian and expert on the history of the Spanish Flu in Ireland and Ulster. Dr Marsh has spoken widely on the flu pandemic, including at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin, Ireland. In this [...]
Snippet from the Collection: A short snippet from the museum’s collection: a red cross feeding cup c.1914-18 This patient Feeding Cup or Invalid Cup was used to help nurse injured Soldiers and Sailors who were bed-bound and could not sit up to feed. The cup is marked with a red cross, the symbol of the [...]
Snippet from the Collection: Barbour's Thread Box A short snippet from the museum’s collection: a Ladies' box of Barbour's domestic linen threads with needles and thimble, donated by a visitor.
Snippet form the Collection: A short snippet from the museum's collection: a Spool of Thread from Wolfhill Spinning Co. LTD. Located in Ligoniel, Belfast, Wolfhill Spinning Company produced linen thread.
Photo: Preparing Rooms at Stewarts' Mill Photo of the Preparing Room at Robert Stewart & Sons Ltd, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Video: Dr Alan Parkinson - The Northern Troubles 1920-22 In this talk Dr Alan Parkinson, author of Belfast’s Unholy War (2004) will examine the troubles in Ulster in the 1920s, from Belfast, Derry and Lisburn, and the violent context that surrounded the birth of Northern Ireland (1921). Alan Parkinson is a former university history lecturer/teacher-trainer. [...]
Photo: The machinery falls quiet at Barbour Threads, Lisburn, 2006
Photo: building the new civic centre, Lisburn
Video: Cormac Moore- The day-to-day effects of Partition in Ireland Dr Cormac Moore is Historian-in-Residence with Dublin City Council, and author of a number of books including The Irish Soccer Split (2015) and The Birth of the Border (2019). In this talk Cormac will explore the impact of partition, from law to sport, agriculture to [...]
Photo: Convent, Seymour Street
Advert: Barbour Threads, c.2000 Did you work there? What are your memories? Did you use their products?
Photo: Top Hall Ballroom, Lisburn Share your stories of the Top Hat Ballroom with us! Who did you see? Do you have any photos? Share them us!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum! Credit: James Lyttle, Lisburn
Photo: Christmas time in Market Square, c. 1960s-70s?
Photo: Market Square and the Nicholson Statue in the Snow, c.1963 Photo: Market Square in the Snow, 1963
Photo: A view of the Crimean Cannon in Castle Gardens
Photo: A view of the corner of Bow Street and Antrim Street in the snow, 1963.
Video: Christopher Magill – The East Ulster Riots and the Formation of The Special Constabulary 1920
Video: Christopher Magill - The East Ulster Riots and the Formation of The Special Constabulary 1920 In this talk, Christopher Magill examines Ulster in 1920, from the shipyard expulsions to the wave of summer rioting that swept through Banbridge, Dromore, Belfast and Lisburn, and the emergence of the Ulster Special Constabulary (USC). Dr Christopher Magill [...]
Video: Pearse Lawlor: Lisburn - The Burnings, 1920 In this talks Pearse Lawlor examines the murder of RIC DI Swanzy in August 1920, and the events which led to serious sectarian rioting and the burning of Catholic owned property in Lisburn throughout summer 1920. View the video here: https://youtu.be/W8x9T9ofcuQ This series was generously supported by [...]
Video: Prof Brian Walker - Centenaries, 1920-23: commemorations, conflict and conciliation In this talk, Prof Brian Walker explores the issue of anniversaries, centenaries and commemoration in Ireland, from 1798 in 1998 through to 2021 and the ‘birth’ of Northern Ireland, reflecting on our changing response to remembering. Brian M. Walker is an historian and Professor [...]
Photo: A view of Market Square in the snow, 1963.
The Barbours of Kilbarchan: Lisburn's linen Family and their Ulster-Scots Links November 23-25 2020 marks Ulster-Scots week, an annual initiative from the Ulster-Scots Agency to promote awareness and appreciation of the Ulster-Scots language or dialect. Lisburn is famous for its links to the linen industry, and for the manufacture of linen thread which [...]
The Bard of Moneyrea: Robert Huddleston Part of a series on Ulster-Scots across LCCC to mark Ulster Scots Language Week, 2020. Lying on the east edge of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area, Moneyreagh (Mónaidh Riabhach, ‘grey bog or moor’) was home to Robert Huddleston (1814-87), known as the ‘Bard [...]
Ulster Scots, a linen-weaving dictionary Part of a series on Ulster Scots across LCCC to mark Ulster Scots Language Week, 2020. As Scottish immigrants moved into Ulster throughout the 17th century, they brought ‘distinctive’ Scots speech, spelling, vocabulary and grammar. Over 400 years later, the rich heritage of this marriage is [...]
Castle Gardens Geophysical Survey, November 2020 In early November 2020 archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast conducted a geophysical survey of Castle Gardens, as part of a preliminary survey to ascertain the location of the 17th-century manor house. What is Geophysics? Geophysics is a form of remote sensing. And, according to Historic England: Geophysical survey is [...]
Conservation at Lisburn Museum Behind the scenes in the Museum, staff work to conserve and look after the objects within the collection. In this photograph, a staff member is stitching a damask napkin, woven in the weaving workshop, to a conservation board. This will ensure the napkin remains flat and taut. Do you have [...]
Winter Talks Programme 2020 feat Pearse Lawlor, Chris Magill, Brian Walker, Cormac Moore, Alan Parkinson and Patricia Marsh
Winter Talks Programme 2020 feat Pearse Lawlor, Chris Magill, Brian Walker, Cormac Moore, Alan Parkinson and Patricia Marsh We are pleased to announce our Winter 2020/2021 online talks programme, supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Good Relations Programme. The talks are free and will take place online via Youtube at 7pm (the previously scheduled [...]
Market Square, 1919 David Gould (1871-1952) Born in Scotland, David Gould came to Belfast in 1891 to learn damask designing but qualified as an art teacher after attending the Government School of Art. He lived in Lisburn between 1909 and 1926 and taught at Friends' School, Lisburn for several years. The Museum has a number [...]
Video: Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshop - Dancing Ghosts Join us for one of our popular Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshops...but at home! Today's craft is making a dancing ghosts toy! This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home, here are some alternatives you could use if not. Tissue paper - [...]
Video: Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshop - Paper Plate Pumpkin Today's Halloween craft involves making a paper plate pumpkin decoration! This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home, here are some alternatives you could use if not. Paper Plate - Draw around a plate on to card from a cereal [...]
Video: Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshop - The Mummies Cat Join us for one of our popular Flaxie Buds Halloween Workshops...but at home! Today's craft is making The Mummies Cat, and it is inspired by the Egyptian display in Museum! This craft uses some supplies you might already have at home..but if [...]
Historic Photo: Quay Street, c1970s This historic photo of Lisburn was taken at Hancock Street, Co. Down, looking across to Quay Street. Note the distinctive skyline of the cathedral and Assembly Room clocktower. Castle Gardens is overgrown!
Object: Where could you get whiskey on Bridge Street? This tall, wooden Whiskey pipe was donated to the Museum in 2002 via Lisburn Historical Society. It came from Hall's Pub, Bridge Street. The pipe is currently on display on in our 40 years exhibition.
OS, First Edition. Source: PRONI. The modern HillHall Road runs north-west of the tower. How did Hillhall get its name? The townland of Hillhall derives its name from a house and defensive bawn, likely built in c.1637 by Peter Hill (Hill Hall, i.e. Hill's Hall!). Parts of the ruins remain at the site, [...]
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What is a motte and bailey? Let's look at Duneight, outside Lisburn.. Copyright, Environment and Heritage Service Situated on the Ravarnet River, this rath was later re-purposed during the 12th-century Anglo-Norman period as a motte and bailey. A motte and bailey is a type of castle situated on a raised earthwork and surrounded [...]
Historic Photo: Bridge Street, Lisburn What a wonderful view of Bridge Street from the Dan McWilliam's collection. Join the conversation on Facebook.
Drumbo Round Tower, from The History of the Town of Belfast with ... a statistical survey of the parish of Belfast, By George Benn, 1823 Drumbo Round Tower A familiar sight for anyone travelling through the village of Drumbo, south-east of Lisburn. Drumbo round tower is located in the grounds of Drumbo Presbyterian [...]
Castle Robin is located on the Mullaghglass Rd, between Lisburn and Stoneyford. Although little remains, the site is fascinating and contains remains of a three-story c.17th-century fortified house, likely built in c.1611 by Sir Robert Norton, and an Anglo-Norman motte & bailey. The site commands an excellent view of the Lagan Valley & the Mournes. [...]
Historic Photo: Island Spinning Mill, 1983 The Island Spinning Mill: a mill opened here in the 1840s, and produced linen thread for over 120 years, only ceasing production in the 1980s. demolished, the sites is now home to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. Photograph by John Press.
Castle Gardens Object: Sir John Murray Scott (1847-1912) Sir John Murray Scott (1847-1912) Vanity Fair Print, 1909 ILC&LM Collection John Murray Scott was an advisor and secretary to Sir Richard and Lady Wallace. Following the death of Lady Wallace in 1897 he inherited her vast wealth and art collection, with the exception of the works [...]
Castle Gardens Object: Dean Stannus (1788-1876) Dean Stannus (1788-1876) Photograph ILC&LM Collection The Very Rev Dean Stannus (1788-1876) acted as Agent for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Marquesses from 1817, and was an immensely powerful figure. He lived in the Marquess’ house on Castle Street. In the early 19th century he replaced the blank [...]
Castle Gardens Object: Sir George Rawdon Sir George Rawdon (1604-84) 1 Baronet Engraving by Robert White ILC&LM Collection George Rawdon was employed by the Conway family as the estate manager and did much to develop Lisnagarvey (later Lisburn). At one time he lived at Lisburn Castle (in today’s Castle Gardens), before moving to Brookhill [...]
Archive: Abbott Bros, Castle Gardens The Abbott brothers, James, Thomas and William, of 15 McKeown Street, photographed at the Crimean cannon in Castle Gardens in 1915. The three brothers were members of the South Antrim UVF who joined the 11th Battalion Royal Irish. William was killed on 1 July 1916 at the Somme.
Archive: Egret Fountain, Castle Gardens How many times have you walked past the Egret Fountain in Castle Gardens? There's evidence of a fountain in the gardens of a similar design from the 1870s!
Archive: Castle Gardens, Crimean Cannon and Castle House in the Snow This fabulous view of Castle Gardens captures Castle House and the Crimean Cannon in the snow. This cannon was captured at the Battle of Sebastopol. Admiral Henry Meynell (1789 – 1865), a former MP for Lisburn, presented it to the town in 1858.
Do you remember Castle Gardens before its fantastic restoration? The Gardens would have afforded Lisburn's landlords, the Conway Family, a magnificent view over the River Lagan and surrounding area. Let us know!
Do you remember this exhibition: Market Square Through Time, c.2015? It was one of our most popular displays! The photograph above is from the Lawrence Collection. Let us know!
Do you remember this exhibition: Lisburn: Life in the County Down, 1997? Let us know!
Do you remember The Huguenots & Ulster 1685-1985 exhibition? Let us know! The exhibition and catalogue explored the Huguenot's rich contribution to life in Ulster.
Do you remember our blockbuster exhibition Tutankhamun's Wardrobe from 2001? If so, let us know. Share your thoughts with us on our social media channels, or by email. The Irish Times covered the exhibition in 2001 and wrote: His death mask may be instantly recognisable, but a new exhibition in Lisburn's Irish Linen Centre gets [...]
This iconic photograph, by John Press, looks across to Piper’s Hill (Market Lane) from Hill Street. Note the abandoned remains of Coulson’s Damask Manufactory.
Historic Photo: Chittick's and Green's, Bow Street Greens and Chittick’s shops on Bow Street, c.1990s, Chittick's opened in 1931, selling a range of fashions. It closed in 2006. Greens have been trading in Lisburn since the 1890s.
Object: Sybil Connolly Linen Wedding Dress The fashion for wearing white was popularised after 1840, following the wedding of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg. Queen Victoria wore a luxurious white gown. This was unusual for the time, and reflected her desire to boost the British lace industry. An original Sybil Connolly creation.© Copyright [...]
The Victorian era witnessed a dramatic change in fashion and dress. Key silhouettes of the time included large bell-shaped skirts, low-pointed structured waistlines and sloping shoulders. It also saw the introduction of new necklines for evening dresses. Linen was a popular choice of textile for garments and table decor during the Victorian period. Used for [...]
Guess the Victorian object! Guess the Victorian object! Looking at objects is a great way to think about how people lived in the past. Have a go at our 'guess the Victorian object' worksheet - can you identify them? Post your answers below, and we'll let you know! [...]
Design your very own Victorian toy! The Victorian age is named after Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 until 1901. Life was very different for children in Victorian times, they didn't have computer games or televisions (did you know the tv wasn't invented until 1927!). Children often had to [...]
Photograph: Lisburn Railway Station While a station was opened in Lisburn in 1839 and received the first train from Belfast, this building dates from 1878. It was designed by William H. Mills, who designed a number of stations for the Great Northern Railway.
Object: Trowel and Case, laying of the foundation stone of the Temperance Institute, Lisburn, 1889 In June, 1889, the foundation-stone of the Temperance Institute, Lisburn, was laid by Mrs John D. Barbour using this trowel. The Temperance Institute is a Grade B Listed building designed by Young & Mackenzie. When it [...]
Video: story at the spinning wheel! Join us by the spinning wheel for storytime with Esther, one of our expert guides!
Childhood Objects: Crib and Highchair Our '40 years of collecting' exhibition has a number of 'childhood' objects on display, including: Wooden highchair. c.1910 and donated by Mrs Thompson in 1990 wooden child's crib, donated in 2003 Make sure you visit once the museum re-opens! View these items (when we [...]
Historic Photo: Lisburn Swimming Pool Lisburn swimming pool replaced the old Cattle Market and was officially opened in Jully 1970 by the last Governor of Northern Ireland, Lord Grey of Naunton. Over 18,000 people went for a swim on the opening week and its Sunday opening hours were controversial. The pool closed in 1999.
Wooden Ramp Walker Toy,ILCLM Collections 2020 What was your favourite childhood toy? We all had a favourite toy growing up, whether it was a doll or a football that was played with until it was ragged! Long after children have grown up, toys are powerful symbols and objects of childhood and are a [...]
Art: was the world's greatest art collection originally given to Lisburn...but the offer refused? Castle House, Sir Richard Wallace's Lisburn residence - and the home for the Wallace Collection? In 1897, on the death of Lady Wallace, her magnificent art collection - the result of almost 150 years of collecting by the Hertfords [...]
Painting: Vietnamese Family by Cherith McKinstry H.R.U.A. (1928-2004) Purchased by the Museum is 2011, the oil on canvas by local artist Cherith McKinstry and was a response to the plight of the people of Vietnam in the 1970s, during the Vietnam War. About Cherith McKinstry Born in Powick, Worcestershire, Cherith McKinstry attended Belfast College [...]
Painting: Stannus Place, Lisburn by Dennis H Osborne Gifted to the museum in 1991, this oil on canvas by Dennis Osborne features Stannus Place, a gorgeous three-storey Georgian terrace (c.1750) on Hancock Street, opposite the Island Mill. The terrace was demolished in the 1970s. Do you remember it? If so, let us know! About the [...]
Built Heritage: Historic Wallace Park with Flaxie Today Flaxie is visiting Wallace Park in Lisburn 2018 marked the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90), the famed art collector and landlord for Lisburn. Wallace park was originally named The People’s Park, but was renamed Wallace Park in 1890 after Sir Richard’s death. The [...]
Built Heritage: Hilden School The former Hilden Primary School building dates from 1913 and was designed by William John Fennell who was responsible for the Water Commissioner's Office, Royal Avenue, Belfast. Hilden National School was established by the Barbour family and allowed children at the nearby mill - many who worked half time - to [...]
Built Heritage: Crazy Prices, Bow Street, Lisburn Do you remember Crazy Prices in Bow Street, Lisburn? It was developed in the late 1980s on former site of Stewarts' Mill, one of Lisburn's most prominent thread mills. The home of Robert Stewart (d.1858), the founder of the mill, still stands today. It is now [...]
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Built Heritage: Castle Gardens and Castle Street, Lisburn Lisburn has a wonderfully rich architectural heritage. This early 20th-century postcard from the collection shows Castle Gardens, Castle House and the former Georgian terrace at the interface of Castle Street and Seymour Street. Castle House was constructed in the early 1880s by Sir Richard Wallace [...]
Flaxie Adventure along the Lagan: Growing Cress Flaxie—'Out and About Box' exploration The Museum has a special resource for classes called the Flaxie Out and About Box. This is a bright yellow box that groups can borrow for FREE. Inside are lots of resources to help introduce flax and linen to Foundation-level groups. [...]
Statue: The Millie, Crumlin Road The Milly statue, Crumlin Road, Belfast Source // CC BY-SA 3.0 This bronze statue by Ross Wilson was erected in 2010 close to the former site of Ewarts' Mill on the Crumlin Road, Belfast. The statue pays tribute to Belfast's female linen mill workers. Over [...]
Object: signed quilt, embroidered in Magheragall, 1899 This amazing quilt, embroided by local women, features the signatures of individuals associated with Magheragall Parish Church. It is dated October, 1899. The quilt is currently on display in our 40 Years Exhibition.
Did you know that it wasn’t until 1918 that women over 30 were given the right to vote in the United Kingdom? It would be another 10 years before that the age for female voters would be brought down to 21 years old, the same as male voters. This wasn’t always the case though. In [...]
There is a saying here in Northern Ireland: "Do you think I came up the Lagan in a bubble?" In this adventure Flaxie heads to the Lagan Tow Path, finds some flappy friends and tries making some bubbles go down the Lagan. Before starting out on he day's bubbley adventures Flaxie did lots of research [...]