Newtownabbey’s own White House set to reopen as historical centre

The newly restored White House in Whitehouse Park.
The newly restored White House in Whitehouse Park.

FOLLOWING extensive restoration works the borough’s oldest building - the White House - is set to open to the public as a community historical centre on Monday, July 25.

Work began on the 16th century building in September 2008, coming to an end in June this year and many people may be wondering what exactly has been going on behind the doors of the White House since its handover from the main contractors.

Well, according to White House Preservation Trust Secretary Alister Bell, staff and volunteers have been putting the finishing touches to the two exhibitions which will soon be opening to the public. The exhibitions focus on ‘A Tale of Three Kings’, based around the Williamite and Jacobite Campaign and the ‘History of the White House’.

The White House will be open to the public from Monday, July 25. Opening hours are 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Admission to the exhibitions is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 concessions, and group bookings may be made outside of opening hours. For further information contact Tony Holmes, the Facilities Co-Ordinator, or Mary Watson, Education Officer on 028 9080 1690.

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