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Sheelin Antique Irish Lace Museum and shop

The Sheelin | Bellanaleck, Enniskillen BT92 2BA, Northern Ireland
02866 348052
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Enniskillen
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The award winning Sheelin Antique Lace Museum is situated in the village of Bellanaleck, just 4 miles from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. The Museum... more » Owner description: The award winning Sheelin Antique Lace Museum is situated in the village of Bellanaleck, just 4 miles from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. The Museum houses approximately 700 exhibits, illustrating types of Lace made in Ireland. On display are lace wedding dresses, wedding veils, shawls, parasols, collars, baby bonnets, christening gown, flounces, jackets and many more items, hundreds of years old. The entrance to the museum houses a shop which sells traditional Irish antique lace and linen. « less
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N. Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What an amazing place. It was so interesting to see the antique lace tops and shawls but the wedding dresses at the rear of the shop were unbelievable. The shop is packed with all kinds of lace things. It is expensive, but where else would you be able to purchase such a range of antique clothes etc.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

As a crocheter and lace lover this small but jam packed shop/museum is heaven on earth. Beautiful antique lace pieces and dresses and and overall ambience of shop is like stepping into the world of Miss Havisham. Have to say, when we visited the lady in the shop was more than friendly, contrary to one review I read, and I... More

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Castledawson, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Called for a coffee and scones. Food was average but expensive for what we ate so would say bad value for money here. There was only 1 other person in the coffee shop and at their prices I am not surprised. I definitely would not recommend this place and will not be back again. Disappointing.

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Rosemary C, Owner at Sheelin Antique Irish Lace Museum and shop, responded to this review

Hello Helen you seem to have posted your review to the wrong place, this is The Sheelin Antique Lace Shop not a coffee shop. I would be very pleased if you could remove it Thank you Rosemary More

Belturbet, Ireland
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

thought I would stop in here with my sister who was visiting from the USA and her 4 year old son. We were the only ones in there other then the lady working there. Lots of lace, but nothing really over whelming. My nephew wanted to look and see all the lace in the glass, so yes, as a 4... More

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Northern Ireland, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A stunning and unique shop. Step into a Dickens novel as you walk through the door. An amazing collection of lace items. Some absolutely exquisite pieces and the Edwardian wedding dresses are just breathtakingly beautiful. Vintage jewellery and accessories (fans, feather items) also on sale. This shop will be of interest to anyone who loves historical fashion and very much... More

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belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great location next to the coffee shop. Some beautiful lace on show and some fine linen and lace for sale ...at a price. Well worth a visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A lot of work went into setting this shop and museum up! ~So go along and enjoy it. Beautiful lace, all types, all costs! Something for everyone! Not all too expensive. Bring your camera. You will get some nice photos here! There is a toilet suitable for disabled in the coffee shop. The cafe has very nice home cooked cakes!... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Interesting to see but was only interested in a quick look as alot of the same. Wasn't interested enough to pay to see the part that was "no entry".

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This speciality museum in Bellanaleck has lots to offer for those interested in the intricacies of Irish lace. The gist shop has appropriate gifts for those who are crafters in this or who have it as a hobby. While it is small (and thus takes some maneuvering for large groups) it is worth the trip. Coffee shop adjacent if quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The shop owner has been collecting Irish lace fro the past 30 years!!! Bridal gowns, antique lace, pearls, great-grandmother style bloomers, lacy nightgowns, evening purses... you will feel like you've fallen asleep and woken up in a Victorian fairy tale. Definitely worth paying the 2 pound entry fee to visit the back of the store which is an amazing museum... More

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