Green Lane Museum Opens for 2024 Season

Mayor’s Reception for Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers’ volunteers at Green Lane Museum
15th April 2024
Interview with Danny O’Kane
23rd April 2024

Green Lane Museum Opens for 2024 Season

Councillor Steven Callaghan, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, has re-opened Green Lane Museum in the heart of the Roe Valley Country Park, offering visitors the opportunity to explore 19th and 20th Century history relating to rural life in the Roe Valley.

There is an interesting and varied programme of activities, including temporary exhibitions and craft demonstrations taking place at selected times throughout the spring and summer season.

Admission to the museum is free and it is open every weekend and Bank Holiday between early April and the end of September. Opening hours are from 11am until 3.30pm.

After a period of closure, the museum reopened in April 2023 with the help of the Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers’ volunteers. The museum welcomed over 4,000 visitors from across the UK, Republic of Ireland and further afield last year and are aiming to increase the numbers of visitors even further in 2024.

However, ‘Walk and Talk’ tours can be arranged for schools and other groups outside of these hours via a member of Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers.

Opening the museum, Councillor Callaghan said: “I just want to thank our generous volunteers for sacrificing their time and effort to help the public appreciate all that we have here.

“The Museum closed during COVID, but the collection, which is owned by Council, was looked after by Museum Services throughout this time and the building was maintained by DAERA.”

Cllr Callaghan also praised the team of “dedicated council staff” who look after the collection and maintain its accreditation. “They have supported the Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers in enabling them to open to the public so thanks goes to them also,” he said.

“The museum has been an important part of our Borough, keeping the memories of the past alive and allowing the younger generations to learn about the old ways of life.”

Some of the upcoming events at the museum includes a special photographic project collecting100 generational family photographs/portraits taken with one of the exhibits during the Early May Bank Holiday weekend and traditional home skills and dressing up on the late May Bank Holiday.



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