Exhibition: Lisburn, 100 Years, 100 Images

November 23, 2021

The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum has opened a new photographic exhibition exploring life in Lisburn over the last century. ‘Lisburn: 100 Years, 100 Images’.

As part of the council’s NI 100 centenary programme it features photographs from the museum’s collection, and reflects on sporting, political, cultural and civic life over the last century. 

Councillor Scott Carson, Chair of the council’s Cross Party Centenary Working Group said: “2021 year marks the centenary of Northern Ireland and our exhibition invites you to reflect on how the last 100 years has shaped Lisburn.   It looks at what has changed and what we should capture for the future.  I would encourage our residents to interact with the exhibition, and add their thoughts on the last 100 years in the town, or submit their photo for display.”

The exhibition is generously funded through the Shared History Fund, which The National Lottery Heritage Fund is delivering on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office to mark the Centenary in an engaging, inclusive and thoughtful way, and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Mukesh Sharma, Chair, Northern Ireland, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “We’re delighted to support Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council through the Shared History Fund.

“This is one of 39 projects, which will help people to mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland in a creative, thoughtful and inclusive way.

“This new photographic exhibition is a fantastic way to showcase how Lisburn has changed over the past 100 years.”

The exhibition is open to the public from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday until spring 2022.  Those visiting are encouraged to follow the safety measures in place to protect staff and customers.