Sentry Hill is a 19th-century farmhouse in the parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s. Remarkably, the contents of the house have survived almost intact. This is largely due to William Fee McKinney who was born in 1832 and lived there for most of his life.
William built up a remarkable collection of diaries, family letters and an extensive library of books and pamphlets. Along with souvenirs from family travels abroad, William collected natural history specimens and items of local historical interest.
Take part in a guided tour, view a short introductory video in the converted byre and see many of the fascinating objects and archives once hidden from view in the cupboards and drawers of Sentry Hill.
April, May, June and September:
Tuesday to Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Public Holidays 11am to 5pm
Last tour each day at 3.45pm
July and August:
Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday 2pm to 5.30pm
Public Holidays 10.30am to 5.30pm
Last tour each day at 4.15pm