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National Museums Northern Ireland

Explore. Engage. Enjoy.

Across four unique sites, we care for and present inspirational collections that reflect the creativity, innovation, history, culture and people of Northern Ireland.

 

Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors.  From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast. 

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago.  Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars.

Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier.  Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

Armagh County Museum

The oldest county museum in Ireland is set in Armagh’s beautiful Georgian tree lined Mall. Its collections capture centuries of stories relating to the people who lived, worked and had connections with this famous city and historic county.

Don’t just take our word for what makes National Museums Northern Ireland exciting, stimulating and different.  Explore us.  Engage with us.  Most of all, enjoy us.

 

Contact details:

National Museums Northern Ireland
Cultra, Holywood
Northern Ireland
BT18 0EU

Tel: 0845 608 0000
Fax: +44 (0)28 9042 8728
Email: info@nmni.com