View of Corner Cafe Market and Nicholson 1980s - ILC&LM Collection

Photo: Corner café with the Nicholson statue, 1980s

Market Square has been at the heart of Lisburn since the town was first laid out in the early 17th-century.  The square has seen a lot of changes.  This view dates from the 1980s, and features the Ulster Buildings (c.1950) with the Corner Café and Tweedy Acheson’s on the ground floor.  The building was replaced in the early 1990s with the construction of the Irish Linen Centre!

Do you remember the Ulster Buildings?  Let us know, get in touch!

Mayor’s Festival, 2021

As part of the Mayor’s Carnival, 2021, we are sharing photographs and objects from the museum’s collection over the past 100 years. Follow us on social media:

#LisburnHistoryThroughTheYears #VirtualMuseum #Lisburn #NI100 #lccc_mayorsfestival

Mayor's Festival 2021


If you want to learn more about life in Lisburn 100 years ago, and the centenary of Northern Ireland, please view our online exhibition in the #VirtualMuseum: ‘Planting a Parliament: partition and foundation of Northern Ireland, 1920-22’

Planting a Parliament - Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Exhibition