Craigavon Museum Services

Barn Museum gallery featuring a mangle, drum washing machine and butter churns
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Craigavon Museum Services is based at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre. This building houses the Philip B. Wilson local history reference library. A permanent exhibition themed around rural life is on display at the nearby Barn Museum in Tannaghmore Gardens, which can be viewed by appointment. The Museum is also responsible for Moneypenny's Lockhouse, a restored 18th Century lock-keeper's house, stables and bothy located on the Newry Canal. The site features a 'Life on the Canal' exhibition, which explores the history of the Newry Canal, while the stables and bothy are also home to the Moneypenny's Blacksmith Workshop, which provides metalworking classes to the public on selected days.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 1000-1300 & 1400-17.00 (it is advisable to make a prior appointment)

Admission charges

Charges for site tours and outreach session. Contact the Museum for further details.

Getting there

Well signposted on M1 outbound from Belfast.

The museum collection includes over 150 vintage radios, ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s, along with many social history items and photographic material of the local area. The Philip B. Wilson library includes the 700 volume collection of the Ulster Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, dating from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Religion, Social History

Getting there

Well signposted on M1 outbound from Belfast.

Craigavon Museum Services
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre,
Annaloiste Road
Co. Armagh
BT66 6NJ
Northern Ireland



e-mail adress for enquiries


Museum direct line

028 3831 1669

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre reception

028 3832 2205


028 38 31 1699

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.