The Virtual Museum is open…
Welcome to the Virtual Museum
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the Museum to close its doors in late March 2020. It was time to stay at home, and practice social distancing.
Although the Museum building closed, the museum service remained open to online visitors. The Museum went digital. It became the #VirtualMuseum.
Visit this page and our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and enjoy:
- Local history and stories
- Collections..lots and lots, with highlights from the Museum’s store
- Free teaching and educational resources
- Photographs and Videos
- Virtual tours
- Activities for everyone
- Live Q&As
- ..and much more!
Historical Photograph: Demolition of Jordans Mill
Do you remember or know anyone who worked at Jordan's [...]
‘To Absent Friends’ – Lisburn at Christmas during World War One.
Christmas is a time when separation from loved ones is [...]
‘Christmas Greetings from Lisburn’: Guess the Year
Another festive feature from our photographic collection. But can you [...]
Historic Photo: Christmas In Market Square c.1970s
Are you in the festive spirit yet? Take a [...]
A Glimpse Into Seventeenth Century Lisburn
This week’s Virtual Museum post focuses on an item in [...]
‘One of the most representative institutions in the town’ – The Lisburn News Room
At this time of the year, during the pre-Christmas rush [...]
60th anniversary of the ‘big freeze’!
The Big Freeze of 1963 Remaining one of the coldest [...]
‘The business life of the community’ – Lisburn Market
Our latest Virtual Museum post is a snapshot of what [...]
‘A Distinguished Ulsterman’ – St Clair Mulholland: the American Civil War Colonel from Lisburn
Bridge Street has been one of Lisburn’s most important areas [...]
A Grand Challenge Match for the Lisburn Air Raid Distress Fund 1941
Today’s Virtual Museum post focuses upon a fascinating item from [...]
Christmas at Lisburn Museum 2022
Come Visit Santa in his Victorian Living Room! He will be [...]
Photo of the week, Bow Street Mall Shopping Centre
Do you remember Crazy Prices in Bow Street, Lisburn? It [...]
Flax Improvement Society Medals 1845 and 1846
As the Irish linen industry grew at the turn of [...]
FREE Children’s Sensory Friendly Festive Craft Session
Join us on Thursday 17th November for some Children’s Sensory [...]
Tutankhamun, Howard Carter, and Lisburn Museum.
This past week marked 100 years since the discovery of [...]
Harry Ferguson and His Monoplane at Hillsborough, 1909
Today's Virtual Museum post pays tribute to inventor Harry Ferguson, [...]
Photographic collection Highlight: Bow Street Lisburn
Can you guess the year of this Bow Street scene? [...]
‘Long may those old and innocent customs be perpetuated in our province’ – Halloween in Lisburn Past
Halloween is with us once again. In shop windows costumes, [...]
‘One of the most honoured members of the community’ – John Millar and the Lisburn Gas Company.
As present day energy costs are never far from the [...]
‘Without parallel in the Kingdom’ – The Hillsborough Wedding Reception of the Earl of Hillsborough and Caroline Frances Stapleton Cotton
In a previous Virtual Museum post we looked at the [...]