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Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Housed in the former Carnegie Free Library, Larne Museum and Arts Centre boasts permanent and temporary exhibitions reflecting the agricultural, industrial, military and maritime history of the area.

Larne is a principal gateway into Northern Ireland and the strong maritime links of this coastal community are portrayed through a variety of exhibits relating to the first roll-on, roll-off ferries, the Royal Navy and the Princess Victoria disaster. Larne’s rural hinterland, which includes two of the nine glens of Antrim, is well represented in the museum’s folk life display. The War and Conflict section hosts objects from the Home Rule Crisis, Larne Gun Running and the First and Second World Wars. Visitors can access accounts and memories of local people through oral history listening posts and can browse through photographs in a digital community archive.

The ‘John Clifford Gallery’ plays host to a variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. These can include in-house or touring exhibitions and exhibitions by local groups and individuals.

Built in 1905, this historic building opened its doors to the public in 1906 as the Carnegie Free Library following financial assistance from the American millionaire and philanthropist Mr. Andrew Carnegie. In 2005, to commemorate its centenary year, the building was restored and renovated, retaining many of its original features. The building is also now home to Larne Art Club and Larne Drama Circle.

Opening times

Monday – Friday (some Saturdays) 10:00 – 16:30

Larne Museum & Arts Centre will be closed on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July 2016.

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Free admission

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Toilets

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Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Toilets
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Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Address
2 Victoria Road
Larne
County Antrim
BT40 1RN
Phone number
T: (028) 28 262443
Email
Web Address
https://sites.google.com/site/larnemuseumandartscentre/
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