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“Bike show”

Larne Museum & Arts Centre
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Larne
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Owner description: 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. The building is now home to Larne Museum & Arts Centre. The main gallery hosts permanent displays reflecting the agricultural, industrial, military and maritime history of the area. The temporary gallery plays host to a variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. These can include in-house or touring exhibitions and exhibitions by local groups and individuals. The building is also home to Larne Drama Circle and Larne Art Club. A number of events are held throughout the year which can include family fun days, education programmes, musical evenings, storytelling, murder mysteries, art workshops and more.
Reviewed 22 May 2014

So funny! They have a rickshaw down in the main corridor, maybe it was too big to get up the stairs, upstairs is a show with lots of other bicycles. My favourites were the old chopper or the odd tandem bikes. This is all because the giro ditalia race just went through larne the other week.

2  Thank wandererIslandmagee
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I was visiting the 'Memories of Larne' art show by Chris Gilbert in their downstairs gallery. Great fun. The Ulsterbus painting was used on the flyer (photo), it was a highlight. I also liked how he'd painted an old cinema onto old newspapers with adverts for that old cinema. This place is well worth a visit, the exhibitions are forever changing. Free entry. They have a permanent museum space with a ton of interesting stuff from centuries gone by. Nice toilet, but u may not see the bin in there - it is mounted on the wall!

3  Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Was at Bernie McAllisters photographic display which I found to be very interesting, she is a real artist, so talented! Also looked at historic displays which were enjoyable

4  Thank Pinkyorky
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Today they have a show of paintings of famous people, Amy Winehouse, John Lennon and such. There's a museum with all sorts of artefacts, I really liked a wee umbrella woven from straw. The place is free, has a nice toilet, and there's a lift inside and a chair lift thing to get you up the front stone steps if you need it.

2  Thank wandererIslandmagee
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

They have a show of paintings by Local artist Sam McLarnon in here right now. He was a Larne man, quite famous. I had never seen his cartoons of the nuns who worked at a place he used to visit a lot. His pictures show many local attractions like the Coast Road, Glens of Antrim and the Chaine Tower. They even have some letters he wrote to another painter, and a list of his pictures for sale long ago, some of them were priced for £7!!
the Carnegie Library is very good - that's what the outside of this building says it is called, from when it was built. It is a big red brick building just down the hill from the public library. It is free to enter, and the shows inside keep changing. They have a museum with many interesting artifacts like uniforms, helmets, old farm implemets, etc.

Thank Mavis B
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