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COVID-19 Update

Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed for a planned period ending on 11 December. We are excited to be putting the finishing touches to our plans for Christmas activities. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.

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National Museums NI has over 35,000 images available to search from our diverse and extensive collections of fine and applied art, archaeology, ethnography, local history and natural sciences.

Whether you’re interested in image licensing or brand licensing, you can expect a professional, quality service with a uniquely tailored approach every time.

Our fine art collection includes an exceptional collection of some of the world’s finest Irish art spanning over 300 years featuring a strong collection from Sir John Lavery.  From Spanish treasure to ancient Celtic bronze and silver, we have a jewellery collection sure to inspire.

From the earliest settlers in Ireland to the 20th century our extensive history collections include highlights such as our Victorian and Edwardian photographic archives.

Titanic collections including the original ship plans, construction photographs, and over 500 artefacts, we offer a unique resource on one of the world’s most famous brand. 

Our textile collections hold fine embroideries, tapestry and lace along with tweeds, linens and patchwork.

How to apply for an image licence

To enquire about licencing an image or images from our Picture Library, you will need the image reference number as illustrated below:

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Low resolution images are available on request for personal research use.

If you wish to licence our images for any other use please fill out the image enquiry form.

Please view our Picture Library Fees document for more detail on costs.

For further usage enquiries please email our Picture Library Executive.

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