The displays in these galleries complement the buildings in the town and rural areas by telling more of the stories of the people who once lived in them, and showcasing some of the most intriguing objects in our collections. The two permanent galleries explore the themes of 'Food and Farming' and 'Meet the Victorians'.
Food and Farming
This gallery takes you through the seasonal round of agricultural work undertaken on Ulster farms. You will see a wide range of hand tools and farm machinery, alongside information on how the farmers of the past worked the land.
You will also find out why certain crops were so important and what life in the countryside was really like. Charming replica models, pictures, photographs and film footage all bring this gallery to life.
Meet the Victorians
This gallery looks at life during the long and eventful reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 -1901. It was an exciting time of rapid change and progress. Some inventions were such a success that you will still recognise them today, whilst some are more strange and curious. People’s daily lives are explored through themes such as toys, dress and hairstyles, team sports, and the development of radios and cameras. There are a number of hands-on activities in the gallery, which is particularly suitable for children.
A third gallery is used for the display of temporary exhibitions. Please see our what’s on pages for further event and exhibition information.
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