Ballymoney Museum

Ballymoney Museum Welcome to the Ballymoney Museum page. Here you will find updates on what's happening at the museum and upcoming events.
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Ballymoney Tourist Information Centre
Ballymoney Town Hall
1 Townhead Street
Ballymoney
BT53 6BE
(028) 2766 0230 The permanent exhibition contains remarkable and unique artefacts associated with the colourful history of this region. Visitors can see a selection of archaeological treasures that were discovered in the ancient landscape of North Antrim, beginning with the Derrykeighan Stone from whic

h the museum takes its logo. Another major feature of the display is a selection of rare artefacts from the troubled days of the 1798 Rebellion. Exhibits from more recent times including cameras from the Corfield factory in Ballymoney, the only cameras ever made in Ireland. Finally, the exhibition concludes with the story of the motorcycle road racing in Ireland and local heroes Joey and Robert Dunlop

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, often based on local history or showcasing talented artists. Combined with this are lectures, coach tours and seasonal activities for young people. In our History Resource Area, film enthusiasts have free access to the vintage home movies of Charlie McAfee and the NI Screen Digital Film Archive (see http://www.digitalfilmarchive.net/dfa/). This area also holds information useful for genealogical research and the museum hosts the 'Route Back Home' family history conference every two years.

Thank you Ballymoney Community Playgroup for visiting us yesterday! โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ฎ
12/12/2023

Thank you Ballymoney Community Playgroup for visiting us yesterday! โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ฎ

โญ๏ธ Yesterday's visitors โญ๏ธ
08/12/2023

โญ๏ธ Yesterday's visitors โญ๏ธ

Drop-in between 4- 8pm today at Ballymoney Museum and enjoy๐ŸŽ…Santa letter writing๐ŸŽ„christmas cracker making and other chri...
07/12/2023

Drop-in between 4- 8pm today at Ballymoney Museum and enjoy
๐ŸŽ…Santa letter writing
๐ŸŽ„christmas cracker making and other christmassy crafts
๐ŸงธToys to see and play with
๐Ÿ‘‘Childrens dress up and play area
โ˜•Hot chocolate, tea or coffee
โœ๏ธand a chance to win a voucher for W & J Walker in our Draw your favourite toy competition

Drop-in between 4- 8pm today at Ballymoney Museum and enjoy

๐ŸŽ…Santa letter writing
๐ŸŽ„christmas cracker making and other christmassy crafts
๐ŸงธToys to see and play with
๐Ÿ‘‘Childrens dress up and play area
โ˜•Hot chocolate, tea or coffee

โœ๏ธand a chance to win a voucher for W & J Walker in our Draw your favourite toy competition

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โญ๏ธ7pm Tonight at Ballymoney Museum โญ๏ธ
05/12/2023

โญ๏ธ7pm Tonight at Ballymoney Museum โญ๏ธ

๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Christmas on NI Screen Film Screening๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

โญ๏ธ7pm Tonight at Ballymoney Museum โญ๏ธ

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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•• ๐•‹๐• ๐•ช๐•ค โ„‚๐•™๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ž๐•’๐•ค ๐•Š๐•ก๐•–๐•”๐•š๐•’๐• ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ FREE Christmas Drop-in next Thursday between 4-8pm.FREE Santa Letter Writing, Ch...
30/11/2023

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•• ๐•‹๐• ๐•ช๐•ค โ„‚๐•™๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ž๐•’๐•ค ๐•Š๐•ก๐•–๐•”๐•š๐•’๐• ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ

FREE Christmas Drop-in next Thursday between 4-8pm.

FREE Santa Letter Writing, Christmas crafts, Hot chocolate and toys

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•• ๐•‹๐• ๐•ช๐•ค โ„‚๐•™๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ž๐•’๐•ค ๐•Š๐•ก๐•–๐•”๐•š๐•’๐• ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ

Thursday 7th December 4-8pm.

Come and join our Museum Elves for a Santa Letter writing and Christmas craft workshop within our Treasured Toys exhibition at Ballymoney Museum

Drop in anytime between 4-8pm and our elves will help your little ones write their letters before posting in our Victorian Postbox for a personalised reply before Christmas. There will be Christmas crafts, treats, toys and games to play and the workshop is FREE.

For further details please email [email protected].

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๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŽCoinciding with our new โ€˜Treasured Toysโ€™ exhibition, Northern Ireland Screen Digital Archive will be showing foota...
21/11/2023

๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŽ

Coinciding with our new โ€˜Treasured Toysโ€™ exhibition, Northern Ireland Screen Digital Archive will be showing footage of toys at christmas timefrom days gone by.

๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŽ Christmas on NI Screen Film Screening๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŽ

At Ballymoney Museum, Tuesday, 5th December 2023, starting at 7pm

Coinciding with our new โ€˜Treasured Toysโ€™ exhibition, Northern Ireland Screen Digital Archive will be showing footage of toys at christmas time.
From excited children opening toys on christmas morning to the inside of toy shops, there will be lots of footage to enjoy, including some from the Charlie McAfee collection.

To book a place email: [email protected]

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๐ŸงธTreasured Toys exhibition now open๐ŸงธWith free children's activities and Christmas film screening from NI screen
20/11/2023

๐ŸงธTreasured Toys exhibition now open๐Ÿงธ

With free children's activities and Christmas film screening from NI screen

Join us next Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm in Coleraine Town Hall when Gary Blair will talk about Ulster-Scots languag...
14/11/2023

Join us next Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm in Coleraine Town Hall when Gary Blair will talk about Ulster-Scots language and its usage in this area.

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฉบ๐ŸŒก Can you help Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services identify this nurse? ๐Ÿฉบ๐ŸŒก๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ”Ž
09/11/2023

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฉบ๐ŸŒก Can you help Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services identify this nurse? ๐Ÿฉบ๐ŸŒก๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ”Ž

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธFREE STORYTELLING BY COLIN URWIN โญ๏ธโญ๏ธAlso, you can join us at Ballymoney Museum on Thurs 26th October, 7pm for a fre...
19/10/2023

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธFREE STORYTELLING BY COLIN URWIN โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Also, you can join us at Ballymoney Museum on Thurs 26th October, 7pm for a free evening of storytelling with Colin Urwin - register at the link below.
https://tinyurl.com/488cneh5

A free evening of storytelling with respected local storyteller and songwriter Colin Urwin, at Ballymoney Museum.

๐ŸŽฅ FREE FILM SCREENING ๐ŸŽฅ
26/09/2023

๐ŸŽฅ FREE FILM SCREENING ๐ŸŽฅ

โญ๏ธ๐ŸŽฅ FREE FILM SCREENING EVENT ๐ŸŽฅโญ๏ธ

Join us at Ballymoney Museum on Thursday 12th October at 7pm for a relaxing evening of film from bygone years along the Causeway Coast, hosted by Northern Ireland Screen.

To book please click here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/3Zcxm1M

This event also offers attendees the opportunity to explore the Uncharted Histories of the Causeway Coast exhibition, which celebrates lesser known histories and stories from the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Uncharted Histories project and exhibition is delivered by Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT), in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services.

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โญ๏ธโญ๏ธFREE GUIDED TOURS TOMORROWโญ๏ธโญ๏ธJoin Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust this Saturday 23rd September at Ballymone...
22/09/2023

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธFREE GUIDED TOURS TOMORROWโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Join Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust this Saturday 23rd September at Ballymoney Museum for a free guided tour of the Uncharted Histories of the Causeway Coast exhibition. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear more about what is on display as well as learn all about the project.
๐Ÿ•ฐTime slots are 1pm and 2pm.
Click here to book ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../uncharted-histories-of...

**FREE GUIDED TOURS **
Join us this Saturday 23rd September at Ballymoney Museum for a free guided tour of our new exhibition. Time slots are 1pm and 2pm. Pop along, explore this exciting new display and learn all about the Uncharted Histories project :)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncharted-histories-of-the-causeway-coast-free-guided-tours-tickets-696539076127?aff=oddtdtcreator

Always lovely to see little faces enjoying their time at the museum! ๐Ÿ˜Š
18/09/2023

Always lovely to see little faces enjoying their time at the museum! ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿด๐Ÿ„ FREE storytelling with farm themed crafts for our Museum Minis. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸšœTo book click on the Link below ๐Ÿ˜€
11/09/2023

๐Ÿด๐Ÿ„ FREE storytelling with farm themed crafts for our Museum Minis. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿšœ
To book click on the Link below ๐Ÿ˜€

๐Ÿด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ„ Uncharted Histories: Childrenโ€™s Farm Life Storytelling & Crafts ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ”

Monday 18th September 10-11am, for ages 2-5yrs at Ballymoney Museum
Facilitated by Masako Carey, it will be on the theme of rural life & farming, including craft & play.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and spaces are limited so booking is essential.

To book, click here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://buff.ly/3PmGJc6

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โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ FREE Tea dance โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
05/09/2023

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ FREE Tea dance โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค Will you join us for a dance?!๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ

As part of our Sporting Heritage Day celebrations, supported by our Sporting Heritage Grant, we will be holding a FREE tea dance in Ballymoney Town Hall on Tuesday 3rd October, 2-4pm.

To book please email
[email protected] or phone 028 276 60230

Sporting Heritage are proud to support community sporting heritage activity across the UK through a programme of locally focused projects which celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day on the 30th September every year. Follow the action Sporting Heritage.

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โญ๏ธ5 Free kids workshop places available for tomorrowโญ๏ธ
10/08/2023

โญ๏ธ5 Free kids workshop places available for tomorrowโญ๏ธ

5 spaces have become available for our Museum Minis free camera themed craft workshop tomorrow 10-11am. For ages 3-6years Ballymoney Museum ๐Ÿ“ธ

If you would like to book email us at [email protected]

A lovely group visit yesterday ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธTo keep up to date with all our news click and follow our new museum page Causeway Co...
02/08/2023

A lovely group visit yesterday ๐Ÿ๏ธ

๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธTo keep up to date with all our news click and follow our new museum page Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services

Yesterday Ballymoney Museum welcomed a visit from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans NI and their family and friends for a tour of the NW200 exhibition. ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ

During their visit, the group were treated to a special chat about the motorbikes on display by their owner Robert Dixon and given the opportunity to handle objects with Museum Officer Jamie.

We hope they all had a lovely time in Ballymoney and will come back to visit us again. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sindy or Barbie? Which did you have? ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
28/07/2023

Sindy or Barbie? Which did you have? ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ All this talk about Barbie, but what about Sindy?
๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘›

Britainโ€™s top teenage doll was launched in September 1963 by Pedigree Soft Toys Ltd who were based in Exeter, Devon. They had been producing dolls for over 20 years and looked to create a trendy fashion doll.

Sindy โ€˜The Doll you Love to Dressโ€™ was launched, on Sunday 6th of September 1963 at 6pm with a 30 second TV commercial in the London area. The name โ€œSindyโ€ was chosen after a street poll where young girls were shown a photo of the doll and asked to choose their favourite name from a list of four. The most popular choice was โ€œCindyโ€, although the spelling was changed to โ€œSindyโ€.

Did you have a Sindy doll? or indeed still do?

Ballymoney Museum are developing a toys exhibition to open later this year and would love to know what other toys you think should be included.

Below is a 1980's Sindy Kitchen cooker unit recently acquired by Ballymoney Museum.



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Check out their stories for an Armoy Armada helmet quiz. Can you match the rider to the helmet?
28/07/2023

Check out their stories for an Armoy Armada helmet quiz. Can you match the rider to the helmet?

We need your help!๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜
29/06/2023

We need your help!
๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜

Check out our exciting new summer club! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
23/06/2023

Check out our exciting new summer club! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

***FULLY BOOKED*** Please contact us if you would like placed on the cancellation list. Thank you.

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ It's a Friday Freebie! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

This year for the first time we are excited to be holding a Museum Minis summer club for ages 3-6yrs.

Facilitated by our wonderful local artist Julie-Anne Richmond, children will delve into the past to create artwork connected with objects around the museum. ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ›ก๐Ÿ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ“ธ
All for FREE! ๐Ÿ˜€
Places are limited and you can book one or more sessions.
To book: email us at [email protected]


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๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸตIf you have any photographs, souvenirs, stories or even footage from your time visiting or indeed working at the safa...
15/06/2023

๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿต

If you have any photographs, souvenirs, stories or even footage from your time visiting or indeed working at the safari park we would love to hear from you! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“น

To get in touch, message Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services page or send an email to [email protected]

30/05/2023
30/05/2023

โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ“…Keep up to date with what is happening in Museums across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough by giving our new page a like and follow: Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services๐Ÿ“…โญ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘€We will be sharing exhibitions, events, workshops, collections and introducing the Museum Services team over the coming weeks.๐Ÿ‘€

Lots of young faces in these photos of Dervock playgroup from the archives of the Chronicle & Constitution.
26/05/2023

Lots of young faces in these photos of Dervock playgroup from the archives of the Chronicle & Constitution.

When you open Facebook and think 'Gosh that looks familiar' - our very own Rebekah who volunteers with Causeway Coast an...
24/05/2023

When you open Facebook and think 'Gosh that looks familiar' - our very own Rebekah who volunteers with Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services shown hard at work!
See the great offer from NIMC for free individual memberships to celebrate their birthday.

To celebrate 30 years of the NI Museums Council, we are offering 30 free individual annual memberships!

This Young Farmersโ€™ booklet from the collection is quite appropriate on World Bee Day ๐Ÿ
20/05/2023

This Young Farmersโ€™ booklet from the collection is quite appropriate on World Bee Day ๐Ÿ

Address

Ballymoney
BT536BE

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 1pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 1pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 1pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 1pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 1pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 1pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

(028) 2766 0230

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