Looking Back to Look Forward: Virtual Exhibition

Looking Back to Look Forward: Mid and East Antrim 1921-2021 is an exhibition from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council exploring the centenary of Northern Ireland.

The project is firmly based on the Principles for Remembering, aiming to explore, with local communities, the lived experience in Mid and East Antrim from 1921 to the present day.

This booklet complements the virtual exhibition, exploring how over the past 100 years, identities have been forged and communal memories created in the Mid and East Antrim area.

The project introduces you to a selection of locally significant artefacts from the collections in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne Museums and highlights how people lived over the last 100 years. The exhibition’s themes are also explored in more depth in a wider exhibition touring to Carrickfergus Museum and Mid-Antrim Museum.

You can visit the exhibition at Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid Ballymena until 29 January 2022.

The exhibition has been supported by the Shared History Fund administered by National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office.

View the Looking Back, to Look Forward exhibition panels here:

You can also view a legacy booklet on the Looking Back, to Look Forward project below: