1 Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG
Opening daily from 10am to 4pm Wednesday 3 October to Saturday 6 October, we’re exploring linen links between Scotland and N.Ireland, sharing Our Linen Stories from our base within the Lisburn Cathedral.
The Lisburn Cathedral is resonant with Our Linen Stories and we’ll be in full view of the magnificent ‘Barbour Window’, funded by the family whose name was known worldwide for the production of linen thread and whose forebears were linen merchants from Paisley in the west of Scotland.
We’re adding to our core exhibition with a focus on the traditions of birth, deaths and marriages associated with linen in a specially curated exhibition station called ‘Faith in Linen’ and we’ll be extending our look at Sustainability and Material Innovation with a display curated by Prof Jane McCann in associated with our Industry Sponsors, Creative Composites, the UK’s most advanced composites manufacturer who are themselves based in Lisburn.
We are particularly pleased to be hosting an evening of Word and Song entitled Huguenot Journeys, offering a local perspective on the French emigre weavers who had such influence on the Linen Industry in both Ireland and Scotland and some of whose gravestones are to be found in the Cathedral grounds. Thursday 4 October 6.30-8pm. With Claire McNicol and Benjamin Mulholland – no musical experience required!
Our full events schedule is noted below: we’d love to see you for our Curator Talks on Friday 5 (11am and 2.30pm) and for our Lisburn Reception on Saturday 6 where we will have refreshments and special guests. Free admission and all welcome.