Tyrone Makers Tour

Tyrone Makers Tour

Tyrone Makers Open Day

Sunday 12th June 2022

Join us in celebrating the skills and crafts of the Tyrone Makers on Sunday 12th June.  We’re opening up the bog museum, the industrial & weavers museum, Tyrone Crafted Glass and hopefully Rosehill House (to be confirmed).  These fascinating experiences are all in the Coalisland/Stewartstown area, which means you can visit all of them on the one day!  More details coming soon.

 

BOG MUSEUM

Explore the good old days and visit the Bog Museum with a treasure house of exhibits of old artifacts which reveal much about the rich and varied history of Ireland before and after the ice age. Followed by a 20 minute video on our big screen showing a “Day in the Bog”.

Come along and learn about the bogs and industries that supported the area surrounding Coalisland on Sunday 12th June from 10am – 4pm.  There will be tours every hour from 10am with the last tour at 3pm.  Create your own turf souvenir to take home.  Tickets £12pp can be purchased at the door, for larger groups (6+) please contact us in advance.

WEAVING FACTORY & INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM

 Step back in time and visit the old weaving factory museum and experience the days of old when men and women worked long hours over the large looms which still stand as they were left all those years ago.

Tour and ticket details coming soon.

Tyrone Crafted Glass

Tyrone Crafted Glass celebrate the legacy of the famous Tyrone Crystal factory which closed in 2010. Former staff from the factory have now opened their own artisan craft studio where they produce high quality products, including glasses, tankards, platters, trophies and even chandeliers.  Visitors can enjoy an introductory talk on the history of glass making and an exciting hands-on experience at the popular ‘cut and keep’ workshops. 

Tours commence every hour on the hour and tickets are £15pp.  For large groups (6+) please contact us in advance to arrange your booking.

Rosehill House

Rosehill House near Stewartstown is a portal to the past, somewhere in the early 1900’s. The entire dwelling is tastefully bedecked with original country furniture, old architectural features, authentic utensils and the everyday bric-a-brac from years gone by. Its crowning glory is, of course, the wonderful thatched roof.

Together, the house and its contents track the story of Irish country life from the 1840s through to more recent times. Even its walls, two feet thick, speak of a time when dwellings seemed to grow out of the very ground. A quick inhalation and you’ll detect the nostalgic aroma of the old oil lamps that are still called into service on special occasions. 

We hope to open the doors for visitors to tour the house (on Sunday 12th June 2022) and enjoy some homemade bread, butter and broth.  Check back here for details soon