Ballymoney Museum

A cream-coloured civic building with a stained glass window above the door.
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Ballymoney Museum has reopened to the public following a period of major refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The exhibition galleries include everything from Mesolithic archaeology to motorcycle road racing. On display are rare finds from the Bronze Age and Medieval period as well as exhibits associated with the political upheaval of the late 18th century and the United Irish Rebellion. The museum's collection of motorcycle road racing artefacts and memorabilia, celebrating local heroes, is a must see. The museum also features an innovative public information area, which is an essential resource for genealogists, students and local people.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00 Fri 9.00-4.30pm

Closed: Sun
Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Free Admission

The collection dates back to 1860 when the first Museum was opened in the Town Hall. Since that time, the museum has built up a remarkable diversity of material which reflects the social, economic and political history of the area. The museum holds an abundance of archaeological material, and an extensive photographic and film archive.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Trade and Commerce, Social History, Photography, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law and Order, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Motorcycle road racing
  • railways
  • World War Two
  • World War One
  • cameras
  • Corfield
  • Stone Age
  • Bronze Age
  • Iron Age
  • 1798 Irish Rebellion

Ballymoney Museum
Ballymoney Town Hall
Townhead Street
Co. Antrim
BT53 6BE
Northern Ireland


General information

Genealogical research


General inquiries


Museum Manager

028 2766 0245

Tourist Information

028 2766 0230

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