“The Living Loom” Exhibition


01/10/2018 – 30/11/2018

10:00am – 5:00pm



The Mall East, Armagh BT61 9BE

t: 028 3752 3070



This exhibition charts the 300+ year history of the linen industry in North Armagh; from its 17th-century beginnings as a cottage industry, through to its industrialisation in the 19th century which saw the mighty mills and factories come to dominate the skylines of Portadown and Lurgan, to its eventual demise in the latter 20th century.

On display will be a range of artefacts, documents, photographs, oral history interviews and samples of the many linen products for which the area became renowned.

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