Causeway Coast and Glens Museums Service
Causeway Coast and Glens Museums Service looks after five Accredited museums and their collections which include:
Ballycastle Museum: housed in the town’s 18th Century courthouse and market building, visitors can explore the fascinating history of the Irish Homes Industries workshop and the important role it played in the Arts and Crafts Revival in Ulster.
Ballymoney Museum, located in Ballymoney Town Hall, offers visitors the opportunity to explore the vibrant history of the area with a particular focus on local motorcycle road racing heroes.
Coleraine Museum, with its exhibition venue at Coleraine Town Hall offers visitors the chance to explore ‘Irish History Starts Here’ with its story of Mountsandel- the first settlement in Ireland, and the history of Coleraine as the first planted town 400 years ago.
Green Lane Museum, located within the beautiful surroundings of the Roe Valley Country Park, gives visitors the opportunity to explore 19th & 20th Century history relating to rural life in the Roe Valley including farming, local trades and linen industries.
Limavady Museum, located in the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre explores different aspects of the history of Limavady and the local area.
The Sporting Heritage of these collections include photographs, programmes, documents, cups/trophies, costume pieces and more of local teams, sporting individuals and sporting events. Highlights of these collections include:
• Local football, hockey, tennis, cricket, bowling, cycling, badminton, rugby, hurling, Gaelic football clubs
• Motorbike racing, individual racers such as Joey and Robert Dunlop and motorcycling events such as the North West 200
• Local 1912 Gold Olympic medalist Kennedy Kane McArthur from Dervock
• Local football tournament the SupercupNI previously known as the Milk cup
- British amateur golfer & sports writer, May Hezlet from Aghadowey