Welcome to the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. Originally a museum of local history of Lisburn and the Lagan Valley, Lisburn Museum expanded in 1994 with the opening of the Irish Linen Centre. It is based in the centre of Lisburn in the city's 17th century Market House.
We collect and display the cultural heritage of the Irish linen industry and the history of the Lagan Valley region. Details of our collections, library facilities, education services and current exhibitions are available under the relevant pages.
Our Flax to Fabric exhibition tells the story of the Irish linen industry with skilled demonstrations of hand spinning and handloom weaving, as well as displaying wonderful examples of historic linen costume and furnishings.
In addition to displaying items from our collections, the Museum also has a range of temporary travelling exhibitions. For further details, see the exhibitions and events page.
The Museum Shop sells a wide range of high quality linen and craft goods.
NEW - An exclusive range of Irish linen damask table linen is on sale in the Museum Shop. A modern flax flower design, produced by our skilled staff, combines the traditions of quality and craftsmanship with today's sophisticated lifestyle. The range includes cloths, napkins, luncheon sets and runners and is available in white and natural. This exclusive range is available only at Lisburn Museum Shop.
Café Crommelin serves a range of snacks and light meals throughout the day.
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Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Lisburn BT28 1AG
Tel. +44 28 9266 3377
Fax. +44 28 9267 2624
The Contact Us page provides details for specific email enquiries.
The Museum, the Museum Shop and the Café opening hours are 9.30am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday.
We will be closed on the following holidays in 2013:
Monday 1st April 2013
Friday 12th July 2013
Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th December 2013