Économusée Visitor Centre
In April of 2013 Scullion Hurls relaunched their workshop as an Économusée or 'Working Museum' and since then we have welcomed visitors from all corners of the world to learn all about the ancient Irish game of Hurling, the craft of Hurley Making and the family story behind one of Irelands best known hurling brands!
Heres a little about what an Économusée is and the origins of the concept.
ÉCONOMUSÉE - a concept developed in Quebec, Canada.
The term ÉCONOMUSÉE translates to Economuseum or working museum. The mission of the ÉCONOMUSÉE network is to promote and keep alive traditional crafts and knowledge, whilst ensuring economic growth within rural communities.
The network is designed for small industries specialising in arts, crafts and agri-food products. The industries are open to the public, offering an interactive, recreational and enriching experience.
Visit artisans of the ÉCONOMUSÉE network and learn about their history, traditional production techniques and contemporary products, stamped with identity and originality.
Discover Artisans at Work!
How to find us heading North from Belfast.
Head North out of Belfast on the M2 and turn off at juntion 1 at Antrim, joining the A26 for Ballymena. At the 'Ballee' roundabout rejoin the M2 and bypass Ballymena. After a few miles this will once again become the A26 dual carriage way and then down to single carriage way. Continue on this road for about 10 miles. Look out for a landmark building 'Logans Fasions' on the left. After you pass 'Logans Fasions' about a mile turn right off the A26 onto the A44 Drones Road. Continue for 2 miles then turn right onto the Knockaholet Road. Follow this road until you come to a T junction. Turn left onto the Ballyveely Road. Continue for about a mile on this road and you will see the Lough Road on your right hand side. Our workshop is 200 yards up the Lough Road on the left hand side just opposite the Loughgiel GAC grounds.
Planning a visit?
Our visitors centre is open throughout the season (Easter through to the end of September) from Monday through to Saturday with extended opening on certain weekends, holidays and around other event days (See events page for more details). There are interpretation panels and other visual displays as well as a large panoramic viewing panel into our main workshop allowing visitors to watch while we craft our famous hurls. You can also take time to browse our giftshop which stocks many unique local crafts as well as a selection of our very own hand crafted hurls, sliotars and accessories.
Demonstrations, Workshops & Events
Throughout the season we run a wide range of demonstrations, workshops and events ranging from traditional hurley making demos to Longbow making, spoon carving and Christmas Wreath making workshops! For full details on what we have on offer for our visitors and to book follow the 'Book a Demo' link in the main menu above.
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