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Ballymoney Museum

Town Hall, 1 Townhead Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 6BE
A glazed exhibition space showing racing gear worn by the face road motorbike racer Joey Dunlop
  • A glazed exhibition space showing racing gear worn by the face road motorbike racer Joey Dunlop
  • a glazed exhibition area showing local objects of historic interest
  • a glazed exhibition area showing interesting ancient archeological objects found in the local Ballymoney region
  • glazed exhibit of the ancient Derrykeighan Stone dating  (Iron Age c50AD) originally found locally at Derrykeighan Church walls.

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From Mesolithic to Motorcycles, discover the history, beauty and mystery of Ballymoney.

Ballymoney Museum is located within the Town Hall and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the vibrant history of the area. The permanent exhibition includes the story of the area since early times including the mystical Derrykeighan Stone from which the museum takes its enigmatic logo, the 1798 Rebellion, local involvement in the two World Wars, the Corfield Camera factory and the history of Road Racing in Ireland. Also provided as part of the cultural services events programme are temporary exhibitions exploring specific local stories and a History Resource Area that contains information useful for genealogical research. The Visitor Information Centre is also located within the building.

The area of Ballymoney is renowned for its rich and colourful history. Fertile land has attracted people to this region since the early Stone Age and through the centuries Celts, Vikings, Normans, Scots and English have all claimed land and settled here.

To discover more of the history of the Borough and its people, visit Ballymoney Museum.  The Museum also run a programme of workshops and exhibitions throughout the year.  Please see facebook or website for further details.  Use our online resources at



  • Guide dogs permitted

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - Pre-booking required
  • Groups accepted - Please pre-book
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Townhead Street Car Park is adjacent to building
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - On forecourt - see caretaker

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment

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Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 16:30

* Open Monday to Saturday 0930 - 1630 (Closed for Lunch 13:00 - 13:30). Closed Sundays.

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