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The Philip B Wilson Local History Reference
The Philip B Wilson Local History Reference

The Craigavon Museum Services Philip B Wilson Local History Reference Library is located within the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on Oxford Island. It is named in honour of the past Museum curator and historian in recognition of his contribution to local history in the Craigavon area.

The library offers a range of resources to which the Museum is continually adding. Resources include:

- More than 2,000 books and journals covering Local and Irish history

- A Quaker library containing around 700 rare volumes donated by the Ulster Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; one of the largest such collections in Ireland.

- A Methodist Book Collection containing over 1,500 rare texts and volumes covering the history of Methodism in Ireland.

- Ordnance Survey maps of the Craigavon Borough dating from the 1800s.

- Extensive photographic collections of the local area, including over 25,000 images from the Craigavon Development Commission.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00. It is advisable to make a prior appointment.

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Free

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
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The Philip B Wilson Local History Reference

Address
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Oxford Island
Lurgan
County Armagh
BT66 6NJ
Phone number
T: (028) 3831 1669
Email
Web Address
www.craigavonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/philipwilsonlibrary.html
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