Exhibition Room

Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in the County Antrim parish of Carnmoney, an area historically settled by Scottish emigrants and with a distinctively Ulster-Scots feel.

The house itself, known as ‘The History House’ was built in 1835 as a family home for Andrew McKinney – descended from the McKenzies (later McKinneys) and Campbells of Scotland. It replaced an earlier, thatched farmhouse.

Sentry Hill saw successive generations of the McKinney family living here and making their mark – an Ulster-Scots family in belief, social activity, working life and values. 

Remarkably the contents of the house have survived almost intact. This exhibition room helps to tell the story of the McKinneys, recording life at Sentry Hill and its surrounding areas.