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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Have your say and help to shape the future of Ballycastle Museum

Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on the future development of Ballycastle Museum.

The Museum Services team at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is currently working with the Friends of Ballycastle Museum group and other stakeholders on plans for the facility, which is located within the listed 18th century courthouse and market building on Castle Street in the town.

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An online survey has been developed as part of this work, and the Mayor, Councillor Richard Holmes, says it’s an important opportunity to shape the future of the museum: “The survey results will help to guide plans for the development of the museum building and secure its future for the local community and beyond. It is really important that Council hears views from across the Borough and our visitors, as the building and its collection hold a unique place in the history of Causeway Coast and Glens.”

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Ballycastle Museum’s accredited collection includes key items relating to the area’s history including Boyd’s 18th century Ballycastle and its rich industrial heritage, the early 20th century Irish Home Industries and its connections to US President McKinley and the Arts and Crafts Revival, Feis na nGleann ( Glens Feis) along with the social and cultural heritage of Ballycastle and the Glens.

The three-minute survey can be completed online here. 

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For alternative ways to take part, or to request a postal hard copy, please contact cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

The survey will remain open until September 20th 2021.

If you would like to be involved in further consultation about Ballycastle Museums or to hear more about our project,  follow Ballycastle Museum on Facebook.

Please note, whilst Ballycastle Museum is currently closed to the public due to ongoing works, there are objects, publications and exhibitions relating to the Museum collections available online at www.niarchive.org.

To find out about Museum Service activities over the summer in Ballycastle, please contact cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

The Taise Banner from the first Feis na nGleann (1904), courtesy of Ballycastle Museum Collection

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