Fermanagh County Museum

Fermanagh County Museum

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Museum or gallery in County Fermanagh

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Fermanagh County Museum is located within historic Enniskillen Castle, picturesquely situated overlooking the River Erne. The Castle complex includes two Museums, Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskillings Museum, promoted together as Enniskillen Castle Museums. Fermanagh County Museum was established by Fermanagh District Council in 1976; it is now part of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council's Museum & Heritage Service. The Museum's mission is 'to safeguard the history of the local area as a source of enjoyment, education and culture for all.' The Museum seeks to sustainably support and promote the unique local heritage from prehistory to the present. An active Friends of the Museum group has been instrumental in enhancing the multidisciplinary collections and sourcing external funding for acquiring important works of art. Fermanagh County Museum houses a strong art collection relating to the heritage of Fermanagh. It includes significant art collections and archival material relating to both William Scott (1913–1989) and T. P. Flanagan. Both artists were raised in Enniskillen and taught by the artist Kathleen Bridle (1897–1989). Further artists represented include Jeremy Henderson (1952–2009), Anthony Scott, Philip Flanagan and Mavis Thomson. Several key pictures have been donated by the Earl of Belmore; paintings have been gifted by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Other works have been purchased with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Art Fund and the Northern Ireland Museums Council with generous assistance from the Association of Friends of Fermanagh County Museum. Fermanagh County Museum houses one of the most significant public collections of Belleek Pottery. Examples include a rare experimental early Belleek terracotta vase as well as important First Period Parian figures. Other local crafts represented include Inishmacsaint and Clones Lace and Fivemiletown Art Deco copperware. Contemporary craft collections include ceramics by Ann McNulty and textile pieces by Patricia Kelly. Collections can be enjoyed in the recently refurbished museum galleries. In addition, there is an imaginative programme of exhibitions, events, school sessions, information service, online engagement, outreach activities and tours.

Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT74 7HL Northern Ireland


028 6632 5000

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