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Planting a Parliament

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, Market Square, Lisburn, Co, Antrim, BT28 1AG
A group of people outside the Orange Hall on Railway Street, Lisburn


This online and walk in exhibition examines the early history and foundation of Northern Ireland, through objects, photographs and images from the museum’s collection.  The story of Lisburn, a thriving market town at the heart of the Lagan Valley is set against the momentous events of 100 years ago, which led to the transformation of political, economic, civic and cultural life on the island of Ireland. 



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - Group visits must be prebooked
  • Cash machines - Cash machines within walking distance in city centre
  • Indoor Event - Inside the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
  • Lift/Elevator - Lift to upstairs linen exhibition

Parking & Transport

  • Frequent bus services - On main Belfast to Lisburn route, the bus station is only a short walk away
  • Parking (charge) - The museum is within walking distance of the pay and display car parks in Lisburn City Centre
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Free car parking spaces outside the building
  • Station nearby - Bus and train stations only a short walk away
  • Taxi rank nearby - Taxi ranks a short walk away

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - In Lisburn City Centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Unique venue - Based in Lisburn Oldest Building the 17th Century Market House

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Opening Times

Season (1 June 2021 - 1 June 2022)

* The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm.

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