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Milford House

Milford House, 3 Victoria Street, Armagh, County Armagh, BT61 9DS
Milford House

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Milford House was the one of its age. The most technologically advanced house in 19th century Ireland - the first in Ireland to be lit with hydro electricity. The creation of Robert Garmany McCrum, self made industrialist, benefactor and inventor who revolutionized the linen industry. His son William invented the penalty kick rule in football (which makes Milford world famous!) and his daughter Harriette was a founding member of the women’s suffragette movement in Ireland. By 1880 Milford House had six bathrooms each with a Jacuzzi and Turkish bath and a waterfall in the dining room. From 1936 to 1965 it was home to the Manor House School.

Today Milford House is one of the top ten listed buildings at most serious risk in Northern Ireland. The collections of Milford House are located in 3 Victoria Street a beautiful restored Victorian townhouse where William McCrum spent his last days after losing the family fortune in Wall Street crash.

It is a working historic house has warm welcoming atmosphere. Guides reveal stories about the fascinating people who lived at Milford House. Find out whatthe girls at Manor House School got up to.

There is the magnificent Drawing Room filled with Robert Garmany McCrum art collection, lit by the original chandeliers (the first electric chandeliers in Ireland!). Book and enjoy Afternoon Tea in Dining Room surrounded by family portraits. See changing displays of family costumes in the bedrooms.

There always something to see at Milford House and you want to return again and again. Enjoy great day out for all the family. We have special group packages including 'Lesser Spotted Milford House'.

Visitor Facilities:
Historic House, Garden, Shop, Guided tours and a programme of events.
Access for visitors with disability
Facilities for families
Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only.

Please note there is no access to Milford House estate which is privately owned

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Evenings
  • Open Sundays


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Adults: £4.50
Concessions: £3.50

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Opening Times

* House admission by guided tour, last admission one hour before closing.
Open Bank Holiday Mondays and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland.

April - September Saturdays and Sundays 14:00 - 18:00.
Any other time throughout the year by prior arrangement

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Town:Drive time: Belfast 50 minute 3 Victoria Street Armagh located beside Savings Bank Building next to Armagh Goal just off the Mall.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station:Enterprise train to Portadown from Belfast or Dublin

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