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Special events to mark Museums and Galleries Month
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Frank McMahon, Chairman and Frances Larkin, Secretary of Killultagh Historical Society with Angela Beggs of the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum who recently gave a talk to the Society on the Castle Gardens Restoration Project.

LISBURN Museum will hold a number of special events during May to mark Museums and Galleries Month 2008.

These will include a 'Museums at Night' weekend on Saturday May 17 when it will be one of many museums throughout the UK to screen the Wallace and Gromit film The Wrong Trousers'.

All proceeds from the Market Square screening will go to charity and the admission charge is 3.00. There will also be a competition to find the wearer of the best 'wrong trousers' and the show will be followed by a torchlight tour of the Museum. "Everyone who enjoyed our Christmastide film season will know this will be a really good evening," said a spokesperson.

Sunday May 18 will be International Museums Day when the film 'Shaun the Sheep' will be screened at 4.00pm. This will be followed by a 'Make your own Shaun the Sheep' workshop.

Craft demonstrations will take place at the Museum every Saturday in May featuring skills such as wood turning, bobbin lace making and leather working .

May 19 to 23 will be Adult Learners Week when the new Castle Gardens information building will be the venue for craft workshops each morning.

Further information and bookings for a place at these events are available from staff at the Museum reception desk, tel 9266 3377.

Additional guided tours of Castle Gardens are available on weekdays at 3pm, on Saturdays at 1lam and 3pm as well as Thursday evenings at 6pm.

Tours are free of charge and start at the Museum but to ensure availability places must be booked in advance.

Congratulations to winners

THE Curator's Choice exhibition continues to delight visitors to Lisburn.

The March competition question was 'What colours are the hat worn by the Hillsborough warder whose portrait is on display?' The correct answer is red and black and the lucky prizewinner was Ruth Wallace of Ballymena. The winner of the April competition who correctly identified the 1677 date on the stone wall in Castle Gardens was Mrs Maud Smylie of Lisburn who received a 25 voucher for the Museum Shop.

Lucky winner Ruth Wallace

Lucky winner
Ruth Wallace

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