Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Photograph of the outside of Larne Museum and Arts Centre

Built in 1905, this historic building opened its doors to the public in 1906 as the Carnegie Free Library following financial assistance from the American millionaire and philanthropist Mr Andrew Carnegie.  

In 2005, to commemorate its centenary year, the building was restored and renovated, retaining many of its original features.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
Admission free.
Saturday Opening: one Saturday per month from 10am - 4pm.

Contact Details

Larne Museum & Arts Centre
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
2 Victoria Road
BT40 1RN

T: 028 2826 2443

Car Parking

Car parking is not available on site.

Pay and display car parking is available opposite the building in Fairhill Car Park on Victoria Road.

Other nearby pay and display car parks are situated on Agnew Street, Narrow Gauge Road and Riverdale. 

Nearby free car parks are situated in Exchange Road, Bridge Street, High Street, Inver Road, Narrow Gauge Road and Riverdale. 

Nearby free on-street parking is available on Victoria Road and The Roddens.  

Disabled Access

With the kind permission of our neighbour, Gardenmore Presbyterian Church, visitors to Larne Museum & Arts Centre, with mobility issues, can now use the Church car park to avail of a new gateway which provides level access to the museum path.

Please contact us in advance if you would like to use this facility.  

Public Transport

Larne Train Station and Larne Bus Station are within 10 mins walking distance of Larne Museum & Arts Centre. 

The bus stop at Gardenmore Church (beside Larne Museum) is accessible by the new side lift Goldliner vehicles.