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COVID-19 Update

Our museums are currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.

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Please see below for the latest updates in relation to our museums and the COVID-19 situation.

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Given the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19, National Museums NI has closed all four of its museums to the public – Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park.

We've made this decision in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our community. Whilst the museums are temporarily closed, we will continue to conduct as much as possible of our work remotely and will seek alternative ways to provide access to the collections that we hold.

We look forward to announcing when we’ll be able to welcome you back to our museums and public spaces. Thank you for your support and patience.


FAO Suppliers to National Museums NI 

Due to limited staff being on site to process incoming post we cannot guarantee that invoices sent via the standard post will be processed within our 30 day payment targets.

Can all suppliers please therefore ensure that invoices and statements are sent to the finance mailbox to enable prompt payment .   

Thank you for your cooperation.


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The Mother (1909)

Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941


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