Conference: Heritage for the Next Generation - who pays? 9 Nov 2016

Leading local and national heritage sector organisations are coming together at the historic Larchfield Estate, Lisburn to talk about securing the future of the sector in a fast moving world.

The heritage sector in Northern Ireland is a potential powerhouse for the local economy, but is underperforming compared to other parts of the UK. Our question is: ‘How do we create a more sustainable future for the heritage sector in Northern Ireland, and find the money to pay for it?' 

The conference which takes place on Wednesday 9 November, gathers together three key heritage organisations in Northern Ireland and the UK - The Lagan Navigation Trust, the Heritage Trust Network and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. Together they work to make our heritage more vibrant and accessible for as many people as possible, both visitors and local communities.  

In a very varied programme delegates will hear from, amongst others: Paul Givan, MLA, Minister for Communities on the social & economic value of heritage, keynote speaker, John Sergeant, Joe Mahon, and The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE.

The event is sponsored by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Belfast City Council, Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Kriterion Architects, Blue Horizon, Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, Lagan Navigation Trust, the Heritage Trust Network, the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.


Lagan Navigation Trust, Chief Officer Brenda Turnbull –

Heritage Trust Network UK Chair, Sarah Mcleaod -

IHBC NI Chairman, Andrew McClelland -



John Sergeant

John Sergeant