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

First group visit of 2013 season


The Monaghan Cross Community Group are the the first group visitors to visit Milford in the 2013 season. The group which includes over thirty people from Co. Monaghan, Dunganon, Lislea, Redrock and Armagh visited on Saturday 13th April 2013. The event was funed by Peace III. Their hosts were the Milford Community Development Association who welcomed them with morning coffee served at the Milford House Gate Lodge. This was followed by a tour of Milford House grounds and the Milford Wildlife Reserve (the old railway line).

Members of Milford Ciommunity Development Association at Milford House Gate Lodge with members of Milford Cross Community Group.

The group then visited the Milford House Museum at 57 William Street for a guided tour. The visitors were so entralled by the items in the collections and many said they would be back soon. The Manor House School Letters of Rosalind Hadden proved particularly popular with the group

Members of the Monaghan Cross Community Group in the Dining Room of Milford House Museum

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.


Easter opening hours: Open Saturday 31st March 2.00 - 6.00pm

                                        Closed Easter Sunday and Monday

Milford House Collection will reopen on for 2018 season on April 7th. 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

To mark the centenary of Women gaining the right to vote we celebrate the women who made it possible. Discover the fascinating story of Harriette McCrum a founding member of the Women's Sufferage Movement in Ireland and her friendship with Millicent Fawcett the leader of the Women's Sufferage Movement. Displays include Harriette McCrum's wedding dress and a magnifying glass that was a present from Millicent Fawcett. Harriette later wrote to Stalin and told him how to run Russia! 


Milford House Timeline