Thinking of a visit to Carleton Street Orange Hall? It’s not your average Orange Museum….
Is your Lodge or Organisation looking somewhere a bit different to visit? Well Portadown Heritage Tours can offer you that very opportunity!
Carleton Street Orange Hall and Heritage Centre is a unique opportunity which just so happens to be right at home in the Orange Citadel. The foundation stone for this iconic building was laid on the present site in 1873 and was opened in 1875.
Tour Packages with a difference.
Portadown Heritage Tours host tour packages to this iconic Orange Hall. The Hall is fitted with i-Beacon Technology the first of its kind in any tourist building in Northern Ireland, thanks to Ballymena based company Brilliant Trails. This technology means the hall is fully equipped with an audio tour which works through the Portadown Heritage Tours app. Each room within the Hall is named after an Orangeman of Portadown District who had a great influence in the development of Portadown as a town.
We provide visitors with an iPad to use for the duration of their visit. Visitors can take their time exploring the rooms while listening to the rooms historical significance. If your not comfortable working technology, don’t worry! We have tour guides on hand to offer guidance during your visit.
During your visit..
Our Lodge and Group Packages include the Audio Tour of the Hall along with very tasty refreshments and a room to hold your meeting in. Portadown Heritage Tours provide guides who are Community Tour Guides. We are a unique organisation in this sense. We are all local people telling the local stories that make up Portadown’s history and heritage! Although all the guides are trained to WorldHost Standard, we definitely like to have the ‘craic’ along the way.
Why we highly recommend a visit to Carleton Street Orange Hall and Heritage Centre!
Orange Heritage is definitely making its mark on the local tourism scene throughout Northern Ireland. But Carleton Street Orange Hall is not your normal Orange Museum! The Orange Culture itself is very much alive and vibrant no matter what view you may have of it. Therefore the approach that Portadown Heritage Tours have took towards our tours of the Hall is very simple. We have opened the doors of this iconic Hall so that absolutely everyone can come and explore the Orange Culture first hand in an actual Orange Hall.
Every room is part of the Heritage Centre in its own right. There is artefacts and documents on display in every single room. But those rooms are still actively used by all sorts of organisations of the Loyal Orders, Bands and Community Groups. We have took the term ‘Living History’ to a whole new level. Carleton Street Orange Hall and Heritage Centre is by no means just an Orange Museum. This iconic Hall is a living history showcase of the Orange Families Culture; past, present and future. The hall is an absolute must see within the Orange Heritage sites of County Armagh, make it your first stop!
Our Positive Reviews
Our Visitors book is busting with positive reviews. Visitors are genuinely blown away from the minute they step inside Carleton Street Orange Hall. The first thing that will catch your attention is the iconic tilled floor of the hallway. After that, room after room will surprise you. We estimate an hour and a half for the tour of the hall, but you could easily get lost in its history for hours.
Thank you to you all for such an interesting afternoon. The whole group absolutely loved it and we were all fascinated by different aspects of it. The passion you all have for the history and culture of Portadown was evident and thank you for sharing it with us.
To Book a visit to Carleton Street Orange Hall and Heritage Centre contact the Portadown Heritage Tours office on 028 38332010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Lodges and Organisations we can build and mould a tour package that suits the needs of your group.