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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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Retrieving historical information

Very helpful staff and lots of useful information available to help with my research. A pleasant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
billythenib
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Great day out

Went here after being told by a friend that there was a section dedicated to the old Lisburn cheese... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B4LLB4G
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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: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful staff and lots of useful information available to help with my research. A pleasant atmosphere with well lit galleries and good exhibits

Thank billythenib
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Billy! Great to have you in the museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after being told by a friend that there was a section dedicated to the old Lisburn cheese industry. I have long held a fascination with cheese manufacturing and decided to go. Unfortunately my friend had fabricated the story. There is no such thing...More

Thank B4LLB4G
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry you didn't find any cheese, but glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this attraction as it had a somme collection which related to the history of Lisburn during WW1. I found this very informative as always have had an interest in this era generally. The collection has been very well laid out and gives one and...More

Thank Myles J
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the jind review Myles! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Was actually calling in to go to their cafe for lunch to be told that it was gone for the last 4 years. Had a look around the museum whilst we were there. Its good to see the history of the town and its people....More

Thank stephen a
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thanks for the review Stephen, glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Free entry, so you can therefore give a donation based on what you thought and how long you spent there. As well as the history of linen making, there is a lot about the general history, including the Great War, the troubles and Votes for...More

Thank StellaCaroline
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for the kind review, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

It was an enexpected pleasure to find this museum whilst passing through Lisburn. The staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable, the exhibits are interesting and the working looms and spinning wheels were a joy to watch. This will definitely be on our ' must see'...More

Thank manby
Ciaran_Lisburn, Manager at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much Manby, glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you back in the museum again soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2017

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 27 July 2017

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

Reviewed 3 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 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

Thanks for the feedback and the support.

Reviewed 8 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 22 July 2017

Thanks for the detailed feedback Alan!

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