Milford House Museum


EHOD 2014

Join us on European Open Heritage Weekend on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014 at Milford House Museum. FREE guided house tours of 57 William Street on Saturday from 10.00am to 6pm and on Sunday 14th September from 12-6pm. Our guides will be dressed in genuine costumes from the Edwardian period. Discover the world of Milford House, 19th century's Ireland's most technologically advanced house from the days of the extraordinary Mc Crum family and the Manor House School right up to present day.

To celebrate this year's EOHD we are having two small exhibitions to commemorate the begiinning of World War I and to celebrate centenary of R.G Mc Crum Institute whic opened in September 1914. The R.G Mc Crum Institute cost £3,000 and was built by Robert Garmany Mc Crum of Milford House and and he gifted the building to the people of Milford. When it opened it had the most modern cinema in Ireland and the ballroom is larger than that of old Armagh City Hall- Glenn Miller performed there secretly during the Second World War. Many people enjoyed many happy times there and have fond memories of the Institute. Sadly the Ballroom and Caretaker's house of this B1 listed buidling are now derelcit and on the BHARNI (Built Heritage At Risk Northern Ireland) Register. 

Tea, coffee and refreshments served- donations in aid of Milford Buildings Preservation Trust.