Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

This award-winning museum is based in Lisburn’s oldest building, the 17th century Market House, in the centre of the city. It brings to life the history of the Irish linen industry and its importance to Lisburn.

Description

The linen industry played an important role in the geographical, social and industrial heritage of Ulster. Experience traditional methods of harvesting and spinning of flax in the Flax to Fabric exhibition, learn how flax was grown and prepared, and watch expert spinners turn coarse flax into fine yarn. Visitors can try the spinning wheel for themselves.

Travel through the spinner’s cottage, and see how the whole family was involved in producing linen. Irish linen was famous worldwide, and visitors can admire fine samples of damask, or dresses by one of Ireland’s leading clothes designer.

Visitors can see the heritage of craft skills in the daily demonstrations of hand-spinning and hand loom-weaving and admire the treasured collection of damask linen and costumes.

There is a changing programme of temporary exhibitions which includes themes of local history, artworks and textiles. Regular children's activities include craft workshops and trails. Guided historical tours of the nearby restored 17th century Castle Gardens are available. Further details are available from reception staff.

The museum shop offers a wide range of craft goods and books as well as an opportunity to buy the finest quality Irish damask table linen with the exclusive flax flower design.

Cost: Free (nominal charge for children’s workshops). Donations welcome.

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Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Market Square
Lisburn
BT28 1AG

Telephone

028 9266 3377

Fax

028 9267 2624

Email

ilc.reception@lisburnc...

Website

www.lisburnmuseum.com/

Opening Hours

Open all year. Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm (excluding certain Bank Holidays)

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Directions to Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Only 300m from the rail and bus stations. Disabled parking is possible at the Museum and public car parks are within 50m.

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Market Square
Lisburn
BT28 1AG

Telephone

028 9266 3377

Fax

028 9267 2624

Email

ilc.reception@lisburnc...

Website

www.lisburnmuseum.com/

Opening Hours

Open all year. Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm (excluding certain Bank Holidays)

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Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Market Square
Lisburn
BT28 1AG

Telephone

028 9266 3377

Fax

028 9267 2624

Email

ilc.reception@lisburnc...

Website

www.lisburnmuseum.com/

Opening Hours

Open all year. Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm (excluding certain Bank Holidays)

Events

Reformation 500

11 Oct 2017 ‐ 31 Mar 2018

A new exhibition entitled 'Reformation 500: The Reformation in Europe and its Local Legacy' is now open at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum. This free exhibition...