A key part of the mission of the Sion Mills Buildings Preservation Trust is to collect, record, conserve and curate archive material related to the Herdman Family, the Mill and the Village and to make these collections and research available to the public. Creating opportunities for learning and broadening the sense of this ownership of the important heritage is at the heart of everything we do.

The collections provide a comprehensive record of significant genealogical and socio-economic development within the Village from the mid 19th century to the present day. The extensive archive collection consists of ledgers, minute books, legal documents, architectural drawings and plans and private collections. This material ranges from business collections, and items relating to industry, linen production, railways, political movements and social history to personal collections such as James Herdmans personal diary collection, Carricklee Races, Strabane Harriers Hunt. The genealogical collections includes a database detailing personnel records for individuals, details on house rentals, contributions to health cover provided by the Mill, contributions to Sion Mills sports et.

The collection is in the process of being catalogued and digitised and key selections will eventually be available online. Until this is achieved, if you have a specific enquiry please contact the Museum Coordinator direct on

  • Mob: 078 9453 4553
  • Email: info@sionstables.com