Community History

Community History Outreach Programme

The Community History Outreach Programme offers people the chance to take part in leisure learning activities focusing on researching their own heritage.


In 2006 the Mid-Antrim Museums Service secured funding from the EU Special Programme for Peace and Reconciliation to develop a Community History Programme in Newtownabbey. The purpose of the programme was to actively encourage wider participation in cultural activities within local communities. The programme created opportunities to investigate local history and heritage through courses, workshops and site visits and through oral history recording, film making and exhibition development.


During 2007/8 individuals from a variety of community groups in Newtownabbey took part in this progamme choosing family history research as their focus. This ’Making History’ movie is an example of their work.


For more information about community history and future programmes contact the Museums and Heritage Officer on 028 9034 0064.

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For further details on this contact:

Museums and Heritage Officer

Tel: 028 9034 0064


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