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Mid-Antrim Museum and The Braid Arts Centre

Mid-Antrim Museum Exhibitions and Events

Stretcher bearers bringing in a wounded man over muddy ground at Passchendaele © IWM 2215 Otherwise please use - © IWM 2215

The Great War 1917: Messines & Passchendaele - Local Stories

5 June to 10 November
Mon to Fri: 10am to 5pm
Sat: 10am to 4pm

This panel based exhibition tells the story of soldiers, from the Mid and East Antrim area, involved in some of the major British offensives during 1917 including The Battle of Messines and The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).   It was during these prominent battles that the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions fought and died together.

Photograph: Stretcher bearers bringing in a wounded man over muddy ground at Passchendaele © IWM 2215

Guided Tour of Film Makers Exhibition

Monday 7 August 7pm

A free guided tour of the Film Makers exhibition with artists Sharon Adams and Nicola Gates will take place next Monday evening. 

Six Northern Ireland craft makers created new works in response to heritage footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive.  This exhibition shows how their encounter with the archive has encouraged new ideas and developments in each of the makers’ work.  You are welcome to join Sharon and Nicola as they discuss their influences and the techniques they used in the creation of their pieces.  

The tour will last approximately 1 ½ hours and no booking is required.  For any enquiries please contact 028 2563 5029 or email noreen.mullan@midandeastantrim.gov.uk .  The tour forms part of August Craft Month; an annual celebration of contemporary craft and applied arts in Northern Ireland.

Film Makers - Nicola Gates At The Loom

Film Makers

27 July to 19 August

Mon to Sat: 10am to 4pm

In celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present, six makers were invited to produce new work in response to heritage footage from the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive. Presented by Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, and supported by R-Space Gallery and Northern Ireland Screen, Film Makers features stone carving, basket weaving, ceramics, furniture making, tools and handwoven textiles. 

Film Makers emphasises the value of craft makers in the province and records a sample of their activities for future generations to enjoy through archive film. August Craft Month visitors to The Braid will find newly commissioned works by Sharon Adams, Sheena Devitt, Alison Fitzgerald, Nicola Gates, Ronan Lowery and Peter Surginor. These are accompanied by craft artefacts and six new films by TACA of the contemporary makers at work alongside the archive footage that inspired them. 

Image of a Dolmen

Gallery: The Distant Past: Pre-historic Mid-Antrim

This exhibition looks at the relationship between Early Man and his environment. As humans developed their available range of tools and skills, so they increasingly left their mark on the landscape in the form of haunting stone and earth monuments.

Photograph of the Gallery at Mid-Antrim Museum

History Gallery

The History Gallery offers intriguing and revealing themes that explore identity, people and place.  The gallery tells the story of mid-Antrim from earliest times to the present day, wrapped in its national and international context.  

Interactive Collection Wall

Visitors begin their journey when they enter the Museum Atrium, a dramatic fourteen metre high space that contains a number of special installations that are designed to introduce themes of people and place, along with the role of the collection in reflecting local history and identity.