Reformation 500: The Reformation in Europe and its Local Legacy
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 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the protestant Reformation, which followed the publication of Martin Luther's 'Ninety-Five Theses' in 1517.
There is a wonderful range of artifacts on display, including a rare 1576 edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs, a copy of the first Bible ever printed in Belfast (1751) and unique engravings of key Reformation figures, including Martin Luther.
Highlights of the exhibition include the stories of:
- Martin Luther, Henry VIII and the Tudor Children
- Early Christianity in Ireland and the failure of the Irish Reformation
- The Plantation, Cromwell and the Protestant Ascendancy
- The Local Legacies of the Reformation in Lisburn, including Jeremy Taylor, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians, Catholics, Methodists, Quakers and Moravians.
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.