Our four museums
National Museums NI are Northern Ireland’s premier cultural, learning, and tourist destinations. Our four museums are home to 20,000 works of art, over a million plant, animal, and geological specimens, and tens of thousands of precious objects that together tell the story of human settlement in Ireland—a collection that has been carefully assembled over two centuries.
Each of our museums offers a unique experience.
The Ulster Museum offer something for art lovers, history buffs, excited children, and the curious.
Our collections take you across Ireland and to all corners of the globe. Come face to face with dinosaurs, get up close with an Egyptian mummy, dive into our discovery zones, or just enjoy a bit of peace and quiet at our café and shop.
Plenty to enjoy and loads to love at the Ulster Museum. And best of all, admission is free.
Experience what life was like in Northern Ireland over 100 years ago, and explore one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe.
Wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum, where you will encounter costumed locals, demonstrating traditional crafts in cottages, farm dwellings, schools, and shops.
You’ll find majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, vintage motorbikes, and cars at the Transport Museum, along with exhibits of historical materials including photographs of the Titanic.
Be transported back in time and explore one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe.
You’ll find majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, vintage motorbikes, and cars at the Ulster Transport Museum, along with exhibits of historical materials including photographs of the Titanic.
Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago.
Enter thatched cottages and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food.
Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses of things for the kids to do, the Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderfully unique experience.