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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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Opening times 

Normal opening times are below - our Museums are closed at the moment until further notice.  

All our museums are closed on a Monday except for Northern Ireland Bank Holidays as well as Christmas closures (tbc).    

The Ulster Museum opening times throughout the year are:

  • Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

The Ulster Folk Museum Museum opening times are:

March to September

  • Thursday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

October to February

  • Thursday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

The Ulster Transport Museum opening times are:

March to September

  • Thursday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

October to February

  • Thursday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

The Ulster American Folk Park opening times are:

March, April, May, June, September & October

  • Thursday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

July & August

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

November to February

  • Thursday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00 (last time slot 2.30pm)
  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 (last time slot 2.30pm)

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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.

Visit our Titanic website

The Mother (1909)

Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941

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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.

Explore our Picture Library