You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C S Lewis





Josef Locke Centenary

When: 03 – 31 May 2017
Location: Vertical Galley
Admission: Free – All Welcome

The largest collection ever assembled of public and private family material relating to one of Ireland’s best loved singers. It includes a wide range of memorabilia drawn from Josef Locke’s 50 year career:  theatre programmes, newspaper cuttings, press photographs, and many (previously unseen) family photographs, telegrams and private letters.

Starting with his childhood in Derry, through his years in the Irish Guards and the RUC, to his early opera-singing days in 1940s Dublin, the exhibition material follows the trajectory of Locke’s career: his meteoric rise to fame in England, and then, his later years spent principally in Ireland.


Street Life: Works by Belfast Photographer Martin Nangle, 1973 – 1989

When: 05 – 30 June 2017
Location: Vertical Galley
Admission: Free – All Welcome

A ‘Collecting the Troubles and Beyond’ exhibition by National Museums Northern Ireland

Martin Nangle’s photographs provide a remarkably evocative record of life during turbulent times in Belfast. He worked as a photo-journalist and had a particular interest in the relationship between place, culture and identity and how this can be recorded and explored visually.

The Ulster Museum recently acquired a collection of his work as part of their new initiative called ‘Collecting the Troubles and Beyond’.



The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public. Our opening hours are:
 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.