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Our Collections

From dinosaurs to electric trams, Alexander McQueen to American frontiers, across four unique sites, we develop and present inspirational collections that reflect the creativity, innovation, history, culture and people of Northern Ireland and beyond.

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Explore the wealth of stories and blogs about our collections. Discover the things to see on a visit and find out all about our exhibits and displays.

Harland & Wolff Collection, © National Museums NI


Titanica exhibition

On display in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Co Down.

Discover more than 500 original artefacts, including RMS Titanic objects recovered from the icy Atlantic. See one of the original plans of the ship with last minute design changes as well as a porthole and a soup tureen from the seabed.  You can also see the trains and trams shipyard workers would have travelled on to the Harland and Wolff Shipyard and the more exclusive Minerva car - popular with first class passengers of the time.

Read more about the Titanic

CEDaR - Centre for Environmental Data and Recording

CEDaR is the Local Records Centre (LRC) for Northern Ireland and supports biological recording through working in partnerships with numerous individuals and organisations. It collects, stores, manages and releases information on the wildlife of Northern Ireland and its coastal waters. It also manages a number of recording initiatives, such as species surveys, websites and training courses.

CEDaR aims to ensure that fit-for-purpose biological records are available for education, research, monitoring, nature conservation, planning, policy and commercial enquiries.

Find out more about CEDaR Submit wildlife records

The Mother (1909)

Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941


Picture Library

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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