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Full steam ahead for local heritage exhibition at Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Friday 8 September 2017

A very special exhibition showcasing Mid and East Antrim’s steam, transport and industrial heritage is taking place in Larne this month.

Model Engine Exhibtion at Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Throughout September Larne Museum and Arts Centre is hosting the exhibition based around the recent acquisition of a model engine made by the late Mr Billy Greer. 

It features nine model locomotives, seven stationary engines and a 00 gauge model railway collection. 

The display also explores the history of the narrow gauge railway and includes a video presentation, produced in 2005, which traces the narrow gauge railway lines from Ballymena as well as personal memories of the ‘wee train’. 

Looking forward to the event, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Paul Reid, said: “The exhibition is hugely interactive and promises to bring history to life.

“It has something to interest all ages and will be both educational and entertaining. It is an honour to have Mr Greer’s model engine take pride of place within the exhibition.

“I encourage our citizens to take in the items on display at this excellent free event.”

The exhibition is open to the public from Friday 8 until Friday 29 September and includes Saturday opening on 23 September. 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm and admission is free.

For further information, please contact Larne Museum and Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Larne, BT40 1RN, T: 028 28 262443 or E: marian.kelso@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.