Milford House Museum

 

Milford House

A GRADE B1 LISTED BUILDING IN DANGER

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
 

Accreditation

Milford Buildings Preservation Trust are delighted to announce the renewal of its Museum Accreditation by Arts Council England. Chairperson Margaret McManus and Treasurer Mary Lester attended an awards ceremony at Queens University Belfast on 18th September 2018 to receive certificate along among with other museums receiving Accreditation. Museums in Armagh renewing their Accreditation including Armagh Robinson Library represented by its Assistant Keeper Carol Conlin.

Milford Buildings Preservation Trust gratefully acknowledge the support and advice of Northern Ireland Museums Council in helping to renew and maintain accreditation. Accreditation is important in ensuring the Trust care for the collections to national museum standards for future generations to enjoy.

(Left to right)Mary Lester, Elileen Cosgrove Department for Museums and Margaret McManus receiving their Museum Accreditation certificate.


NIMC MUSEUM ACCREDITATION RECIPIENTS AT QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST SEPTEMBER 2018


No. 3 Victoria Street Armagh - Milford House Collection

 

WELCOME TO 3 VICTORIA STREET ARMAGH

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.

OPENING FOR 2019 SEASON

Easter opening hours: Open Saturday 30th March 2.00 - 6.00pm

                                        Closed Easter Sunday and Monday

Milford House Collection will reopen on for 2019 season on March. 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

Due to group bookings the house is closed on Saturday 3th and Sunday 4th August. Please contact property for more information


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.


Events

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea


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

 

SUPPORTERS 

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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