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Linen Hall Remembers the Belfast Blitz in April – event schedule out now!

Eighty years ago, Belfast was hit with a massive and sustained air attack by the Luftwaffe. On 7 April hear the stories from the women of Belfast who saw first- hand the effects of the Blitz. What does Italy have to do with the Partition of Ireland? Find out on…...

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Linen Hall Awarded £57,000 from Shared History Fund

The Linen Hall Library has been awarded £57,000 through the Shared History Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office. The Fund will support groups in marking the Centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021 in a thoughtful, inclusive and engaging way. The fund…...

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The Hunger Strikes 40 Years On and more at the Linen Hall in March

Forty years ago Northern Ireland was deeply entrenched in another dark chapter of its history – the 1981 hunger strikes which ended with the death of ten republican prisoners. On 9 March, one of the strikers Tommy McKearney opens up about this tense time of the Troubles. Also in March…...

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Linen Hall Awarded £166,200 from Heritage Recovery Fund

Belfast’s Linen Hall Library has been awarded £166,200 from the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money is being distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Department for Communities as part of the £29million NI Executive allocation for…...

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Linen Hall February Events Schedule Now Out

LINEN HALL HITS A BLUE NOTE IN FEBRUARY WITH EXAMINATION OF BELFAST MUSIC AND POLITICS PRE 1969 In February the Linen Hall shares lots of online love with a full calendar of events including a look at the history of Belfast blues music and politics on 17 February, and an…...

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Linen Hall To Mark Holocaust Memorial Day with Transnational Event and Exhibition

LINEN HALL SHINES A LIGHT INTO THE DARKNESS OF THE HOLOCAUST WITH EVENTS TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2021 The Linen Hall in partnership with Conflict Textiles will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January with an online event at 2.00pm featuring a transnational panel of contributors relaying personal stories…...

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Linen Hall Jumps into January with Full Calendar of Events

In January the Linen Hall will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with an online exhibition of items linked to the Holocaust commencing Monday 18 January. There will also be an online event on Wednesday 27 January in which a transnational panel of contributors will relay personal stories of how their families…...

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Linen Hall Christmas Holiday

The Linen Hall Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Wednesday 23 December at 3.00pm. The Library will reopen in accordance with Northern Ireland Executive COVID-19 2021 regulations. Please keep an eye on our social media channels and website for updates. Wishing all of our members and visitors…...

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Linen Hall COVID-19 Update

The Linen Hall Library will reopen to members only on Monday 14 December with reduced hours from 10.00am – 3.00pm. The Library will reopen to the public on Monday 4 January 2021. The Linen Hall Charity Bookshop will reopen to the public on Friday 11 December from 9.00am – 5.00pm.…...

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Lots of Treats Coming Up in December from the Linen Hall’s Online Programme

WE MAY BE IN LOCKDOWN, BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF VARIETY ON OFFER FROM THE LINEN HALL’S ONLINE CULTURAL PROGRAMME IN DECEMBER Discover the secrets of a recently found WWI notebook, delve into Irish unionist politician Edward Carson’s personal scrapbook, make Christmas cards in an online craft workshop, explore Northern Ireland…...

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