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Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9266 3377
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Lisburn 1918-23 Exhibition

Spent some time browsing the museum's temporary exhibitions covering the period of the decade of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
davidmcateer
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

We called into the museum today. Staff are all lovely and the exhibits are well displayed and very... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
susieg581
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Explore Ireland’s industrial heritage in the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum’s award-winning exhibition ‘Flax to Fabric: the Story of Irish Linen’. Trace the history of linen production in Ulster, from the earliest times to the present, and see live spinning and weaving demonstrations. Visitors can also learn about the early development of Lisburn in the Museum’s ‘Making of a Town: 17th Century Lisburn’ exhibition. The Museum offers free tours of historic Lisburn and Castle Gardens, as well as a range of free educational workshops for groups, including WWII, Ancient Egypt and Science Week. Contact reception for bookings. Please note: the Assembly Rooms and Old Market House galleries are currently closed while the building undergoes extensive renovation. They will re-open for your enjoyment in early 2014.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9266 3377
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent some time browsing the museum's temporary exhibitions covering the period of the decade of centenaries. The latest addition looking at the period 1918-23 is done tastefully, covering these turbulent years of Lisburn and Irish history. The exhibition covers the sectarian riots of the 1920s...More

Thank davidmcateer
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

David, thanks for your review and the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We called into the museum today. Staff are all lovely and the exhibits are well displayed and very informative. It was great to learn about Lilian Metge from Seymour Street in Lisburn and her involvement with the Ulster Suffragettes.

Thank susieg581
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Susie!

Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Linen Museum is in 'downtown' Lisburn. It's a small but interesting place. The exhibits don't change often enough for me but I suppose that's to be expected, it's a rural thing. There's a nice little cafe attached selling touristy stuff. It's cosy in the...More

Thank blackmountainboy
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback and the support.

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a bit like a tardis. At the entrance is a typical tourist gift shop, plenty of Irish linen, good selection of local history interest books and nice gift things. Coming over to the old section, there's a decent space for temporary exhibitions,...More

Thank Alan C
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the detailed feedback Alan!

Reviewed 26 February 2017

We took the kids to a Free family fun day. There was balloons, face painting, story telling, a puppet show and treasure hunt. It was aimed for the under 5's. The museum itself would not have interested the kids on its own. The extra's did...More

Thank likes2travelChester
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback, we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Called in as I was passing by Lisburn. Very interesting to learn about the production of linen and how extensive it was in Ireland. They also had an extra display on about the Battle of the Somme which was very good.

Thank UlstermaninNorfolk
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This museum has been on our doorstep for years and only recently we've been to visit. I visited with my 6 and 3 year old and they'd a great time. It's such a wealth of information about the local area and it's linen heritage. Active...More

Thank Judipudy
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Judi!

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great exhibitions and a fascinating look at the linen industry. Would also be worth bringing children to. Excellent interactive displays.

Thank JPH1984
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very interesting displays and knowledgeable staff. We had visited a similar linen museum in Belgium and this was smaller but well worth the visit.

Thank Jean A
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited the Museum to see the WW1 Exhibit. It was worth while as it have a fair bit of local items about what life was like in Lisburn 100 years ago. Would recommend it

Thank Eric P
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review!

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