Milford House Museum


Milford House


Milford House was once the talk of 19th century Ireland the wonder of its age and Milford linen was known throughout the world. Today  the factory is gone, Milford House derelict and is one of the top twelve listed buildings at risk in Northern Ireland, but this doesnt mean it has been forgotten about. Now thanks to the dedicated work of the  Milford Buildings Preservation Trust...

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"Mass kidnappings, inventions that revolutionized the worlds of business and sport, letters to and from Stalin, if theres a building in Ireland with a more fascinating history than Milford House, just outside Armagh I'd be surprised"
Gordon Adair, BBC Newsline

22 Monaghan Street project

Milford House Collection Development- 22 Monaghan Street Milford Project Appeal

Milford Buildings Preservation Trust is launching a major project of Collections Development after being awarded Accreditation by Arts Council England. The key part of this project is to purchase 22 Monaghan Street Milford as permanent home for the collections. Located only two minutes from Milford House estate, its location is ideal and is surrounded by four listed buildings including the B1 listed R.G Mc Crum Institute and Milford Schoolhouse. The property was built by the Mc Crum family in c.1888 and was for many years home to the Headmasters of Milford National School including Mr. Todd and Mr. Kernahan. Later it was home to the Watson family who owned Drumsill House Hotel and Sam Watson who owned the Corner Shop. The property is packed with original features including staircase, ceiling cornicing, doors and even the servants bedroom in the attic. This is the only property is Milford large enough to accommodate the collections and growing number of visitors. The project will:

  • Secure future of Milford House Collections
  • Allow return of more original items from Milford House
  • Allow the entire collection to be on public display
  • Provide important visitor services including tea rooms, toilets and shop
  • Provide educational programme and events
  • Community meeting space
  • Allow Trust to attract and provide for growing number of visitors to Milford from all over the world
  • Regenerate the area through its heritage and tourism industry
The Trust needs to raise £140,000 to purchase the property and has already secured funding towards this. If you would like to support this project please go to  and make a donation. Thank to you for your support and please tell all your friends about it.

No. 3 Victoria Street Armagh - Milford House Collection



Built in 1850 this handsome townhouse is located in Victoria Street in the prestigious Armagh City, where William McCrum of Milford House spent his last days in poverty in a boarding house. A tour of this elegant house reveals the fascinating world of Milford House. The elegant interiors evoke the family tastes, artworks and personal possessions from Milford House and their extraordinary achievements. While the possessions of girls who attended Manor House School at Milford House reveal wonderful tales including mass kidnappings  and even a famous actress! Now as Milford Buildings Preservation Trust breathes new life into the house it is once again a marvel. We hope you enjoy your visit.



Milford House Collection will reopen on for 2019 season on Saturday 4th April. 2.00pm -6.00pm Tickets can be purchased at main house or booked in advance. 

Browse our second hand bookshop and enjoy a relaxing day out for all  the family


Eventbrite - House tours

Milford Buildings Preservation Trust is an independent charity and receives no government funding.

Please consider adding a donation when you buy your ticket. If your a UK taxpayer we can claim tax claim Tax back from the government at no cost to you.


Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Sunday 22nd March

Enjoy delicious Afternoon Tea on Mother's Day in our elegant Dining Room surrounded by family portraits. Followed by a special house tour led by our curator Stephen McManus uncovering the stories of the women who lived at Milford House. From Harriette McCrum to the girls who lived there when it was a school in twentieth century.

Eventbrite - Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Milford House



Milford Buildings Preservation Trust is an independent charity an independent charity. 

The restoration and representation of Milford House Collection has been made possible by  

Stephen McManus, the past pupils of the Manor House School and other generous donors

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