A group of
visitors to Lisburn Museum from
north America and New Zealand
organised by Highlight Tours,
Dublin, watches intently as
Davina Callen demonstrates hand
Favourite with the tourists
LISBURN Museum is visited by many
people from abroad throughout the year.
Some tour companies book their
groups year after year while there are always new
tour companies making reservations for the first
Most visitors are very impressed
with what they see on show and leave quotes in the
visitors book such as 'I really enjoyed all my tour.
Others described the Museum as
Jewels - Past and
Present' on display in gallery
The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn
Museum is well known for its exciting programme of
exhibitions and events and summer 2008 is proving no
A new exhibition entitled 'Jewels
Past and Present' has been set up in the ground
floor market house gallery.
Part of the Ulster Museum's
outreach programme, the exhibition shows historic
and contemporary jewellery with a touch of
With the official re-opening this
week of the nearby newly restored Castle Gardens in
Lisburn's Historic Quarter, there's a small
exhibition entitled The Castle Gardens Story' now on
display in the Museum.
Some of the interesting finds
from the archaeological excavations during the five
year restoration project are also on display.
These include pieces of 17th
century German pottery, decorative tiles and a
decorative shoe buckle. Display panels are also on
show at the Castle Gardens Welcome Point.
Midsummer Fayre in Gardens
THERE was a whole day of free fun
for all the family at the Midsummer Fayre in Castle
Gardens last Saturday.
Traditional music and jazz formed
the background to magicians and punch and Judy shows
while the pig on a spit and the specialty food
market tempted people's tastebuds for samples to
The only thing missing was the
sun as the weather didn't provide a repeat
performance of the previous weekend's glorious
However, despite the rain the day
proved a success and everyone went home well fed and
Elise Taylor, Ulster
Museum and Elaine Flanigan, Keeper of
Collections, Lisburn Museum discussing
the exhibition 'Jewels - Past and
Present', part of the Ulster Museum's
Hull Grundy Collection which is
currently on display at Lisburn Museum.