Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Free to all

The Larne Museum and Arts Centre, housed in the restored Carnegie Free Library in County Antrim, offers exhibits on local history, industry, and maritime life.

The historic building, beautifully restored and renovated, retains many of its original features. The main gallery is home to permanent displays reflecting the agricultural, industrial, military and maritime history of the area, while the museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Exploring Larne's past

Step into the Main Gallery and discover permanent displays showcasing Larne's agricultural, industrial, military and maritime heritage. Learn about the area's farming traditions, delve into the fascinating world of Larne's shipbuilding industry, and explore the role the town played in wartime. The museum's collection boasts intriguing artifacts that tell the story of the people and events that shaped Larne.

John Clifford Gallery

Named after local actor, poet and the museum’s first curator, John Clifford, this gallery hosts local artist’s shows and touring exhibitions This means you can always expect something new and exciting on display, whether it's contemporary paintings, thought-provoking sculptures, or captivating photography.

Creative hub

The Larne Museum and Arts Centre is more than just a museum. The building is home to the Larne Art Club and Larne Drama Circle, fostering creativity and artistic expression within the local community. This dual focus on history and contemporary culture makes the museum a vibrant space that caters to a variety of interests.

Visitor information


Larne Museum and Arts Centre

2 Victoria Road, Larne, County Antrim, BT40 1RN
02828 262443

Free to all

Opening times

Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm (lunch time closing 12.15pm - 12.45pm)

Visitor information

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