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Museums Service launches latest ‘What’s On’ guide

Museums Service launches latest ‘What’s On’ guide

Mon, September 04, 2017

The Museums Service at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched its latest ‘What’s On’ guide.

It features events, exhibitions and programming from all five accredited museums in the Causeway Coast and Glens area from September – March.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird, OBE said:  “We are so fortunate to have five fabulous museums in our Borough. During the next few months, there is a fantastic array of events on offer in each location with plenty of opportunity for practical involvement. I would encourage everyone to visit their local Museum, enjoy a family day out and discover more about the rich history of our area.”

Highlights include the Ballymoney Controlled Integrated Primary School exhibition at Ballymoney Museum which runs from Friday 1st September until Saturday 28th October. Showcasing the history of the school from 1856 until the present day, the variety of items on display include trophies, school photographs and many old classroom items.

The Bann Rowing Club exhibition opens in Coleraine Museum at Coleraine Town Hall on Tuesday 7th November and will run until Saturday 23rd December. This fascinating display will tell the unique story of one of the oldest rowing clubs in Ireland. Visitors can view items including a genuine competitive rowing boat and lots of club memorabilia. On Saturday 25th November, the Museum will host a free ‘make and take’ craft workshop for children. Taking place from 2pm- 4pm, it will be a chance for children to make creative pieces inspired by the exhibition.

The Friends of Ballycastle Museum will host a series of free talks on the Museum’s arts and crafts collection, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. Limavady Museum at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre will be hosting the travelling ‘NW200 Faces and Places’ exhibition between Friday 22nd September and Saturday 4th November. Displaying photographs of spectators, riders and fans from The Chronicle and Constitution archive, visitors will get a personal insight into the world of road racing. Garvagh Museum, the only accredited community museum in the Borough is open all year round by appointment.

To find out more, please pick up a brochure at one of the Museum venues or download a copy by clicking here

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird, OBE is pictured with Musuem officers at the launch of the new 'Whats on' Guide at Ballymoney Museum.