Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Free to all

The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum showcase the cultural heritage of the Irish linen industry and the history of the Lagan Valley region.

The museum boasts an impressive collection of linen artefacts, showcasing the evolution of the industry. Discover exquisite samples of 17th-century Coulson's damask, a luxurious fabric once sought after by European royalty. The museum also features a rotating selection of temporary exhibitions that delve deeper into local history and culture. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, or simply curious about Irish culture, the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum offers a captivating and interactive experience for all.

Flax to Fabric exhibition

Explore the award-winning Flax to Fabric exhibition, which takes visitors on a comprehensive tour of Irish linen production, from the cultivation of flax to the finished woven product. Expert guides lead the way, explaining the traditional techniques and machinery used throughout the process. Live spinning and weaving demonstrations on Jacquard looms bring the history to life, allowing you to witness these intricate skills firsthand.

Local history

Beyond the world of linen, the museum has a rich collection of artefacts that tell the story of the region where you can delve into the town's development. Temporary exhibits showcase local artists, textiles, and the achievements of prominent Lisburn residents.

Activities and events

The Lisburn Museum caters to all ages with a variety of activities and events. Children can participate in engaging craft workshops and follow discovery trails through the exhibits. Adults can join free guided tours that explore the history of Lisburn and the surrounding Castle Gardens.

Visitor information


Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT28 1AG
02892 663377

Free to all

Opening times

Mon - Sat, 9.30am - 4pm

Please check the website for further details.


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