Thursday, 1 April 2010

Lisburn mounts a 400th anniversary exhibition

Lisburn Museum has mounted an excellent exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of the town.  The museum is housed in the former Market House, which is a 17th century building andf the curator Brian Mackey took me on a tour of the exhibition and the adjacent Linen Museum.  Lisburn Museum was established by the council in 1979 and the adjoining Linen Museum was added in 1994.

This is the second local authority museum I have visited in recent weeks and again I was very impressed by the quality of the experience for visitors. 

1 comment:

  1. Much mention of Sir Richard Wallace, Bt, philanthropist extraordinaire? Only 2nd to Lord O'Neill as Co Antrim's biggest landowner with 58,000 acres; hired a private railway carriage - and Antrim Castle - to take him and his entourage to Lisburn on one occasion!
    Hertford House, his London home, now houses the Wallace Collection.


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