The Heritage Hub

Carnlough Town Hall

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Opening Times

Sunday: April, May, June, September – 2pm-5pm

Saturday and Sunday: July and August – 2pm-5pm

Room bookings – telephone Carnlough Community Association.

Group bookings by arrangement

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T. +44 (0)28 288 86188

M. +44 (0)77 1935 7404

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Carnlough Community Association
Harbour House,
Harbour Rd.,
County Antrim,
BT44 0EU
  • Victorian dress up for children
  • Hands on learning
  • Audio visual presentation
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Light refreshments
  • Lift
  • Accesible toilet
  • Fully wheelchair accessible (if possible check in advance if have large motorised chair or mobility scooter)

Industrial heritage display featuring limestone quarrying in Carnlough, iron mining in Glenravel and other industries of the Glens of Antrim in the 19th and early 20th centuries. centuries.

The interpretation display in The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall celebrates Carnlough’s harbour, its maritime connections, the area’s beautiful scenery, geology, wildlife and natural resources. It also explores the history of settlers from the Stone Age to the industrialists of the 19th Century.

The Town Hall was built in 1856 as an important part of the infrastructure servicing the growth of the limestone industry in Carnlough. Between the 1840s and the mid 1850s, the Marchioness of Londonderry, Frances Anne Vane Tempest, built a harbour, railway system, quarry office, shipping office, post office, hotel, school, houses and everything necessary to support the extraction and export of limestone. The ground floor of the Town Hall housed the quarry office and the kelp store. The first floor provided a room which was used for community events – tenants annual dinners, magic lantern shows, talks and other entertainments. This room has once again been restored as a flexible display and community meeting space which can be used for talks, meetings presentations, and training courses. It is hoped that the displays will boost self-guided tourism in Carnlough and encourage visitors to explore further into the Glens.