The Ballance House and its collection

The Ballance House

The Ballance House is a restored 19th century homestead in the rural countryside of Glenavy. It was the birthplace of John Ballance who went on to become the 14th Premier of New Zealand (1891-93). Our Exhibition 'The Ulster New Zealand Story' engages visitors in an exploration of New Zealand and the extraordinary contribution Ulster people, such as John Ballance, made to its development. It highlights history, culture and people, an unusual collection of Maori exhibits and a display of 19th century farming machinery. A key feature is the authentically restored Parlour.

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The Ballance House
118A Lisburn Rd
BT29 4NY Glenavy

Visitor information The Ballance House

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
14:00 – 17:00

Our Sunday public opening is 2 - 5 pm from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in September. Numbers are limited to please book in advance,

Groups can visit on any day (subject to pre-booking). Email to discuss your requirements.

Also available to book as a venue for businesses, community groups and for family gatherings. For further information, browse


Children (under 12)Free
Family Group (2 adults, 2 young people)£13.80
Young Person (over 12)£3.30


Wheelchair accessible
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Location & Map

118A Lisburn Rd, Glenavy

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