Milford House Museum
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48 Hill Street
Milford, Armagh, County Armagh,
Mr Stephen McManus
T: (028) 3752 5467
The Milford House Museum in County Armagh is located at number 57 William Street.
The Milford House Museum in County Armagh is located at number 57 William Street in the heart of Milford village, only five minutes walk from Milford House. One of the only mill houses open to the public in its original model village setting in Northern Ireland. Presented as a family home number 57 William Street has unique warm and welcoming feeling. Packed with the remaining contents of Milford House and possessions including documents and costumes, the Manor House School collections and fine collections of Georgian, Regency and Victorian furnishing
Milford House was the one of its age. The most technologically advanced house in 19th century Ireland - the first in Ireland to be lit with hydro electricity. The creation of Robert Garmany McCrum, self made industrialist, benefactor and inventor who revolutionized the linen industry. His son William invented the penalty kick rule in football (which makes Milford world famous!) and his daughter Harriette was a founding member of the women’s suffragette movement in Ireland. By 1880 Milford House had six bathrooms each with a Jacuzzi and Turkish bath and a waterfall in the dining room. From 1936 to 1965 it was home to the Manor House School, if you think this girls boarding school was boring think again! Today Milford House is one of the top ten listed buildings at most serious risk in Northern Ireland which is why the collections are displayed at 57 William Street Milford.
Guided tours of Number 57 will reveal the fascinating world the extraordinary McCrum family, the spectacular house they built and life at the Manor House School. You won’t be disappointed.
Facilities: guided housetours, toilet, shop, education programme, research facilities and archives. Parking available at the William McCrum park which is on opposite side of William Street. Disabled access on ground floor only.
Please note there is no access to Milford House estate.