Latest news from Lisburn Museum
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
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
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
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'
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
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.