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Guided Tours of the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn, Co Antrim, BT28 1AG
Image is a scene from a weaver's cottage where women are cooking on a fire and one woman is weaving linen

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The story of linen is an integral part of Ireland’s cultural and industrial heritage, not just for the Lagan Valley area, Lisburn and Belfast but beyond. Lisburn Museum’s permanent Flax to Fabric exhibition tells the story of linen from Ancient Egyptian times to the present day. Gallery staff guide visitors through the exhibition, walking through the origins, processes, and impact of linen from Ancient Egyptian times, through to the development of the Irish linen industry, on to the 19th century industrial boom that led to Belfast becoming known as Linenopolis.

Did you know Lisburn Museum’s collections contain linen artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun?  To find out more and to view linen yarn spinning on traditional spinning wheels and linen weaving on two-hundred-year-old handlooms, visitors may self-guide or book a tour, tailored to their interests, through Museum reception.

The visitor experience has the museum collection at its centre and visitors have opportunities to interact with skilled staff, objects, and exhibitions.

For those visitors with more time on their hands, free craft workshops are also available to book. Person-centred programmes delivered by museum staff offer unique visitor experiences. By putting visitors at the heart of tailored programmes Lisburn Museum is able to continue to actively engage with visitors to help inform and develop future services.

All Lisburn Museum programmes are FREE but must be booked in advance through the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum Reception on 02892 663377 or


Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Groups accepted
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Talks
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

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  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

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