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Museum at The Mill

Mossley Mill Civic Centre, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT36 5QA
Museum at The Mill

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Museum at The Mill invites visitors of all ages to explore the history and heritage of Mossley Mill, a flax spinning mill in County Antrim which dates back to the early 1800s. The museum is set within what was originally the wet spinning floor and it tells the story of Mossley Mill and the people who worked there from the 1800s through to the mill closure in 1996. This story is presented through a colourful range of displays including artefacts, images and archival film.

The museum also features the outstanding development of the mill site in recent years as council headquarters and cultural centre. The original mill buildings have been sensitively conserved and the interiors adapted for modern day use whilst the mill dam is now an important habitat for a whole range of wildlife.

The Flax Gallery is a temporary exhibition space within the museum which houses a wide variety of exhibitions throughout the year.

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Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays


  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

A tour of the Mill site can be arranged for groups at a charge of £2 per person. Please note that such a tour, in addition to individual time spent in the museum, also incorporates a significant period of time outside.

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Tel+44 (0) 28 9034 0129

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Opening Times

* Monday to Wednesday 10:00-17:00
Thursday 10:00-21:00
Friday 10:00-16:00
Saturday 11:00-16:00
Restaurant open Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00
Closed on Public Holidays.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:
Take the M2 out of Belfast towards Antrim, exiting at Sandyknowes roundabout, take the A8 towards Larne. Drive through 1 roundabout and turn right at the 2nd roundabout. You will see Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre on the left hand side. For Museum at The Mill take the next right onto Carnmoney Road North and then left into Mossley Mill Civic Centre.

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