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The Philip B Wilson Local History Reference

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Lurgan, County Armagh, BT66 6NJ
The Philip B Wilson Local History Reference

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The Craigavon Museum Services Philip B Wilson Local History Reference Library is located within the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on Oxford Island. It is named in honour of the past Museum curator and historian in recognition of his contribution to local history in the Craigavon area.

The library offers a range of resources to which the Museum is continually adding. Resources include:

- More than 2,000 books and journals covering Local and Irish history
- A Quaker library containing around 700 rare volumes donated by the Ulster Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; one of the largest such collections in Ireland.
- A Methodist Book Collection containing over 1,500 rare texts and volumes covering the history of Methodism in Ireland.
- Ordnance Survey maps of the Craigavon Borough dating from the 1800s.
- Extensive photographic collections of the local area, including over 25,000 images from the Craigavon Development Commission.

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Mondays


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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* Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00. It is advisable to make a prior appointment.

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