Understanding Our Area – People and Places was a cross-community project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme. It set out to increase the understanding and expression of our culture and history, our people and places, through museum collections, historic sites and cultural heritage using interpretation, arts and multimedia to create a peace building legacy. The initiative is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s PEACE IV Local Area Action Plan, funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, which is providing £3.5 million for community projects across the borough.
Between 2017 and 2019, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services supported a range of community-led projects, along with a range of events, showcases and resources exploring the history of the Causeway area.
Antrim Gardens Discovery Project
The Portrush Heritage Group commissioned the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University to conduct a geophysical survey of Antrim Gardens, Portrush. The results have been used to build on the findings of the 2005 excavation to show the shared heritage of the site, its contribution in the history of Portrush and links to the wider area. Exhibition panels were produced to use at a range of community events.
A digital copy of the Antrim Gardens Discovery Project panels may be downloaded from RESOURCES.