East Antrim items on display at Orange Museum

Roy Beggs MLA admires the Islandmagee Junior LOL No 207 banner at the new Orange Heritage Museum. INLT 27-678-CON
Roy Beggs MLA admires the Islandmagee Junior LOL No 207 banner at the new Orange Heritage Museum. INLT 27-678-CON

A number of items from the East Antrim area have gone on display at the newly opened Orange Heritage Museum.

The Islandmagee Junior Lodge banner and the Glenarm arch are among the articles which can be viewed at the facility in Belfast.

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs paid a visit to the museum and described it as “well worthwhile”.

He added: “There are some fascinating original articles on display such as Prince William of Orange’s 17th century damask Linen dinner cloth and the recently acquired original Jacobite musket.

“The displays are very professional and the film on Orange members who were murdered during the Trouble is very moving.

“I understand that whilst there is some interest from the controlled school sector, there is even more interest from the controlled school sector in learning about the history of the Orange Order. The factual historical record of events can contribute to greater mutual understanding.

“The Orange Heritage Museum is certainly another option I would recommend to both local folk and tourists who are interested in history and culture.”