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Waterside Museum

Waterside MuseumOxford Island
BT66 6NJ
Telephone: 028 38341635


Waterside Museum is dedicated to preserving the social and industrial history of the Craigavon area.

It is free to visit, and set on Oxford Island Nature Reserve, which also has a Discovery Centre and a Marina to enjoy.
There collection includes photographs, objects illustrating the local waterways and canal systems, plus objects that provide information about industry and life around the south shore of Lough Neagh, plus material relating to the development of Craigavon.
The kids will particularly love the opportunity to see a barge that is thought to be one of the last used to work on Lough Neagh. It is pretty old as it was built around 1900, and was first used on the Lagan Canal, before being converted to a Sand Barge to be used on the Lough. Craigavon Museum Services are restoring the barge, to better illustrate the heritage and history of inland waterways in the surrounding area.
An interesting place to take the kids while you are exploring all the Oxford Island has to offer.

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It may be worth checking out Waterside Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Waterside Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Open by appointment only.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

No information on site.


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Waterside MuseumOxford Island
BT66 6NJ
Telephone: 028 38341635