THIS week we begin a series of monthly updates on developments
at Lisburn Museum.
THIS week we begin a series of monthly
updates on developments at Lisburn Museum.
The articles will provide news of exhibitions
and events, donations and special shop promotions.
In the future they will also take a behind
the scenes look at the work of the staff in caring for and
putting on show items from the collections housed in the Market
A monthly competition will provide an
opportunity to win a �25 voucher to be spent in the Irish Linen
Centre and Lisburn Museum Shop.
For September we're staying outdoors in the
hope of a much deserved 'Indian summer' and taking a look at the
newly restored Castle Gardens which have now been reopened to
With generous funding from the Heritage
Lottery Fund, Lisburn City Council has provided a natural space
for young and old to enjoy.
War Memorial and the fountains have been restored and the
gardens have been newly landscaped.
The World War Two air raid shelter, which is
a rare surviving building, has been transformed into a bright
new education centre with information displays.
A modern public toilets block has been built
and will be accessible during park opening hours.
Throughout September Castle Gardens will be
open free of charge from 8am � 8pm daily (inc. weekends).
Park Hangers will be on duty to help the
Historical guided tours by Museum staff,
outlining the his-t o r y a n d archaeological finds uncovered
during the restoration work, are available on weekdays at 6.3Opm
and on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.
European Heritage Day tours tomorrow
(Saturday) will take place at 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm.
All guided tours start from the Museum, and
community groups and families are welcome to book on a tour in
advance by contacting the Museum on 028 9266 3377.
Information on the museum can also be
obtained on Lisburn City Council's website which is -
Once on the site click on the link for Lisburn Museum.
Chance to win
voucher to spend in Museum shop
HERE'S your chance to win a �25
voucher for the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn
Just identify this photograph
(above) which is a closeup detail of part of an
object on display.
Put the name of the object and
your own name and contact details on a postcard or
piece of paper and hand it in at the Museum
reception desk no later than next Friday (September
The winner's name will be drawn at random and
published in next month's 'News from Lisburn