Meet the Victorians at Coleraine Town Hall

DH Christie Memorial Primary School Year 7 pupils pictured at Coleraine Town Hall on last Monday morning for the Victorian Tour. Included are; Ashley Kirkpatrick and Sarah Carson, both Causeway Museum Service, Chris Murdock, teacher, and Angelique Watson, classroom assistant. INCR43-300PL
DH Christie Memorial Primary School Year 7 pupils pictured at Coleraine Town Hall on last Monday morning for the Victorian Tour. Included are; Ashley Kirkpatrick and Sarah Carson, both Causeway Museum Service, Chris Murdock, teacher, and Angelique Watson, classroom assistant. INCR43-300PL

Coleraine Borough Council’s Museum exhibition Victorian Coleraine, is now open in Coleraine Town Hall every Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm, until 30th of October.

Mayor of Coleraine, Councillor George Duddy commented, “This exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for both our local children and residents to learn about their town and understand how much we owe to the Victorians.

“The exhibition features a small section titled ‘Rites of Passage – a Christening, a Wedding and a Funeral’. This looks at the traditions and customs surrounding these occasions and Coleraine Museum is hoping, with your help, to develop a new exhibition for 2015.

“I encourage all those interested in the Victorian history of Coleraine to visit the exhibition to feel a sense of what life was like in Coleraine during this period.”

Museum Service Officer Sarah Carson explained: “The Victorian Coleraine exhibition gives you the opportunity to meet some of the interesting characters who lived in Coleraine between 1837 and 1901.

“Local primary schools have been invited to participate in a Victorian Coleraine town tour in which they will visit some of the major buildings constructed during the Victorian period, such as the old Irish Society’s Primary School.

“As well as this, we will take a look at the Market Yard and talk about the workhouse and courthouse, which were both built during the Victorian period. Through objects and real life characters, the history of Coleraine will be brought to life.”

For more information please contact Coleraine Borough Council’s Museum Service Officer Sarah Carson on 028 7034 7213 or sarah.carson@colerainebc.gov.uk.