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COVID-19 Update

Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed until further notice. 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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We create a wide range of opportunities for schools to engage with our amazing collections through a programme of interactive workshops and tours that connects to the NI Curriculum across all stages of learning.

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Museum on the Move

Museum on the Move is a brand-new blended learning programme that offers the chance to connect your school to our museums virtually and explore real museum objects in the classroom! In a series of live and interactive workshops delivered via Microsoft Teams, there’s plenty of opportunity for children to investigate, ask questions, be creative, explore objects and share their research with our education team. Download the full programme here or read more about each workshop below.

Museum on the Move is now FULLY BOOKED for the 2021 summer term, but schools can now send a booking request here for September – December 2021.

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Museum on the Move Workshops

Our collections are moving beyond the walls of the museum and into the classroom. Sign up to connect with our expert learning team in live and interactive virtual workshops.


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Try This At Home

We have been working with our friends at BBC NI to produce some short ‘how-to’ films for you to follow from home. Find out here how to make traditional soda bread and churn your own butter, just like we do at the Ulster Folk Museum…


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Go Create!

Help them unleash their inner artist and be inspired by our renowned art collection. From John Lavery to Colin Middleton, recreate masterpieces and make your very own museum-inspired creations.


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Calling All Teachers

Be the first to find out about opportunities for schools, help shape the National Museums NI education programme and avail of exciting CPD opportunities for teachers by signing up to join the National Museums NI teachers’ panel.



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Explore Our Collections

Find out more here about some fascinating museum objects from our expert team of curators.


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Plan Your School's Visit

Though we are not yet able to welcome school visitors back to our museums, we are busy developing an exciting new programme of opportunities for schools to engage with our collections in the classroom through live and interactive virtual learning sessions. We will continue to adapt provision to comply with government advice and guidelines throughout 2020/21.

Sign up to our schools mailing list to be the first to find out more, by emailing


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