Limavady Museum’s collection consists of over 3000 items. The collection includes the more sensitive items from Green Lane Museum as well as most of the material that has been collected and donated since Limavady Borough Council took ownership of Green Lane Museum.
Core collections include:
Local Schools Collection (Buchanan and Witherspoon): Consisting of textbooks, roll books, registers and school photographs dating from the last 150 years.
Drumcovitt Collection: A collection of documents and photographs relating to a local house and estate.
Limavady Postcard Collection: A collection of late 19th and early 20th century postcards relating to the local area.
Supporting collections include:
Items relating to civic, sporting, agricultural, industrial, domestic, commercial and community life from 19th & 20th centuries, including First and Second World Wars.
Limavady Post Office Material: A collection of post office items e.g. postbags, stamps and stationary from the former Post Office in Limavady, mid 20th century.
Roe Valley Hospital Pictures: A collection of pictures purchased by the Friends of the Roe Valley Hospital, mid 20th century.
Coins and medals from 20th century.
Unique collection items include the Estate Maps of Newtown Limavady (1699), a rare early survey of the local area featuring hand-drawn maps and details of buildings, land features and tenants; and a collection of letters written by a local woman to her husband on active service during the Second World War.
The museum also holds two volumes of Edward Bunting’s Ancient Music of Ireland (1809 and 1840) and a copy of the sheet music of Danny Boy (published 1913). These items are of much regional significance as they highlight the musical traditions long associated with the borough.
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