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COVID-19 Update

Our museums are currently closed due to the continuing situation with Coronavirus.

Click below for the latest update in relation to our museums and 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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We are currently working on plans that will allow for our museums to reopen in the safest and most enjoyable way possible. These plans include measures for safeguarding our staff, visitors and collections as the upmost priority. We will only reopen when it is safe to do so and in line with government advice and guidelines. It is likely that the reopening date will be later than the 3rd July as reported in the media.

What we do know is that when we reopen we will have to manage the number of people visiting the museums at any one time, which will mean pre-booking your visit on our website. Details on when you will be able to book and what you can expect on your visit will be released shortly via our social media channels and on our website.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to our museums.



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.


Learning with us is different. It’s a hands on, interactive, test things out, have a laugh, try your best kind of experience. Whether you’re a child, an adult, a big family or a whole class you will love what you learn at our museums.

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The Mother (1909)

Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941


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Search and buy images from our extensive online collections. We have a wide range of image categories including art, natural sciences and history.

You can purchase quality prints or digital reproductions. Our archive images are also available for licensing for commercial use.

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