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Playful Museums Festival 2023 - Nature Workshops for Under 5s

7th - 23rd February
In a new project ‘Seek, Find, Speak, Create’ children aged 3-4 years can join Museum Services at one of four local green spaces in an outdoor trail to explore nature’s treasures followed by an indoor family craft workshop. Activities will be facilitated by The Hares Corner Cooperative, and, with help from Freddie the Squirrel, will encourage children to look for the signs of nature. Children will have the chance to get creative together by decorating a frame that represents nature from the outdoors and within museum collections. The children’s work will then go on display in a weeklong exhibition at Ballymoney Museum.

The four sessions will take place from 10am-12pm on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday 7th February, Roe Valley Country Park – Green Lane Museum

Thursday 9th February, Anderson Park – Coleraine Town Hall

Tuesday 21st February, Megaw Park – Ballymoney Town Hall

Thursday 23rd February, Ballycastle Forest Park – Ramoan Parish Centre

For more information and to book your free place, email cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or by telephone to Ballymoney VIC 028 2766 0230.

The sessions are delivered with support from the NIMC Playful Museums Festival grant funding

Community and Crown: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Exhibition

Wednesday 7 September to Saturday 3 December
Ballymoney Museum
The ‘Community and Crown’ display features many items of memorabilia taken from Museums Service collections along with special keepsakes on loan from members of the community. It includes items predating the Queen's 1953 Coronation, collectibles produced for the Coronation, and previous jubilees through the years. There are also many items relating to Royal visits to the Causeway Coast and Glens area. Informative panels, objects, and photographs, reflect how the community celebrated the Queen’s Coronation and her visits here in 1953, 1977, 2007, 2014 and 2016. Personal recollections can be listened to at dedicated oral history stations, including memories shared by local residents and recorded as part of a Museum Services project. Children can enjoy the themed play area which includes a dressing-up box and copies of When the Queen Came, the book produced from the inter-generation project, are available. The exhibition is open until Saturday 3rd December and admission is free. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm (closed for lunch 1pm – 1.30pm)
Click here to find out more about the dance halls exhibition

100 Objects for 100 Years Exhibition

Saturday 27 August to Saturday 17 December
Ritter Gallery, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
The exhibition is an eclectric display of object from the past 100 years, selected from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s museum collections in Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady, which helps to tell the story of the area during the last century. The free exhibition will remain open in the Ritter Gallery until Saturday 17th December. The objects have all previously featured in an online exhibition which was set up as part of Council’s NI 100 programme to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland. The online version can be found on the Northern Ireland Community Archive www.niarchive.org
Click here to find out more about the dance halls exhibition

Royal Connections programme

NOW RECRUITING GROUPS

From royal visits and ancient monuments, to folklore and mythology, join Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services and groups from across the borough to explore and map the royal connections of your local area.
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Uncharted Histories programme

NOW RECRUITING GROUPS

Led by the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, this project will gather lesser known histories along the Causeway Coast, creating digital resources and delivering free events and activities for the local community. Get involved, share your local knowledge and help enrich our understanding of the Causeway Coast, past and present.
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