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Linen Hall Library is Awarded Museum Accreditation

02 December 2016

The Linen Hall Library is delighted to announce that it has been awarded museum accreditation by Arts Council England in partnership with the Northern Ireland Museums Council. The accreditation applies to three of the Library’s renowned collections: Burns and Burnsiana which is the largest collection of Robert Burns material and ephemera outside of Scotland; the Northern Ireland Political Collection which numbers around 350,000 items relating to the...

What's On in December

01 December 2016

LINEN HALL PLANS A MERRY DECEMBER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS ‘Tis the month of Christmas, and the Linen Hall has a schedule of events focusing on fun. On Wednesday 7 December we announce the winner of the popular Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. Later in the month, on 15 December, eat, drink and be merry at our Victorian Christmas featuring a silver band and storyteller. And don’t forget to visit our gift...

Become a Member and Win Sumptuous Wildflower Print Portfolio

29 November 2016

Take out membership of the Linen Hall Library in December or January for yourself, or as a gift, and you will automatically be entered into a competition to win a stunning limited edition portfolio of wild flower paintings worth £125. Entitled Wild Flowers and Plants of Rathlin Isalnd, this gorgeous set of eight carefully selected botanical prints was painted by sisters Catherine and Barbara Gage who lived on Rathlin Island in the mid 19th century. The original albums were...

Holiday Schedule 2016 / 2017

29 November 2016

The following Holiday Schedule applies for 2016 / 2017   Christmas Holidays 2016 The Library will close at 5.30pm on Friday 23rd December 2016, re-opening on Wednesday 4th January 2017.   St Patrick’s Day Friday 17th March   Easter Monday 17th April Tuesday 18th April   May...

What's On in November

01 November 2016

LINEN HALL OPENS THE WARDROBE DOOR TO EXPLORE C.S. LEWIS’ ULSTER SCOTS’ ROOTS IN NOVEMBER The Linen Hall delves into the past of C.S. Lewis, one of the intellectual literary giants of the 20th century, in the new exhibition C.S. Lewis and the Island of His Birth which runs from 2 – 30 November. Discover how Lewis’ early years in Northern Ireland inspired his writings and the characters within his...

Linen Hall Library Welcomes President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

31 October 2016

On 27 October, the Linen Hall Library was honoured to welcome President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The red carpet was rolled out for this special event. As a poet, President Higgins has always wanted to visit the Library in an official capacity and view the many world-renowned collections held here. He was greeted by Director Julie Andrews and Linen Hall Board President Anne Davies. Other VIPs included Communities Minister Paul Givan, US Consul...

Linen Hall Library Readathon Returns

30 September 2016

We’re excited to announce that the Linen Hall Readathon is returning on Friday 4 November from 10am – 5pm to kick off another month-long fundraising drive. The first Readathon took place in November 2015, and at the end of the month over £4,000 was raised. To participate, just show up, pay £5 and read anything you like for fifteen minutes on the pop-up stage located in the General Reception area on Level 2. Or you can book your...

What's On in October

30 September 2016

SHAKESPEARE IS ALIVE AND WELL AT THE LINEN HALL IN OCTOBER In October the Linen Hall Library marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the exhibition Shakespeare Lives Through Sir Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen which spotlights NI actor Branagh’s Shakespearean roles using archive material from Queen’s University Belfast and the Linen Hall’s Theatre and Performing Arts...

Job Vacancy - NIPR Manager

29 September 2016

THIS POST HAS NOW CLOSED! Post:  NIPR. The National Collection for Northern Ireland Publications - Manager Location:  Linen Hall Library Salary range: £26,556 - £28,203 pro rata Hours of Work:  14.5 hours per week Employment type:  Part-time temporary (6...