General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI)
Oxford House, 49 - 55 Chichester Street,
Belfast BT1 4HL
The General Register Office for Northern Ireland administers marriage law and the registration of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoption in Northern Ireland.
Linen Hall Library, The
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast BT1 5GB
The Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution. Founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland. It has a radical and 'enlightenment' foundation, and ever since has prized its independence and has maintained the principle that its resources are owned by the community for the community. Collections: Library holdings range from its comprehensive collection of early Belfast and Ulster printed books to the 250,000 items in the Northern Ireland Political Collection, the definitive archive of the recent troubles.
Northern Ireland War Memorial
21 Talbot Street
Belfast BT1 2LD
It is the mission of NIWM to enrich people's understanding of the contribution of the people of Northern Ireland in two world wars by preserving and displaying a unique collection. We deliver a programme of engaging displays and enjoyable events to visitors and tourists from around the world and reach out to everyone in Northern Ireland through a programme of learning and education.
Police Service of Northern Ireland Headquarters, Brooklyn, Knock Road
Belfast BT5 6LE
The police museum was set up in the 1980s to explain and illustrate Northern Ireland's unique and often contentious policing history. Our collection includes police uniforms, equipment, medals and archives from the early 1800s to the present day and also weapons used against the police over the years. The police museum is located in a former sergeant's married quarters at Police Headquarters, Brooklyn.
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
2 Titanic Boulevard
Belfast BT3 9HQ
PRONI holds a diverse range of archives from official and private sources, including church and school registers, court records, wills, land valuation and landed estate records.
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum
5 Waring Street
Belfast BT1 2EW
The museum houses an extensive collection of uniforms, badges, medals and regimental memorabilia covering the history of the regiment and the campaigns in which it has fought since its formation in 1793.
Schomberg House Cultural Heritage Centre
368 Cregagh Road
Belfast BT6 9YE
Schomberg House welcomes organised parties for tours and talks. You can also view the many interesting artefacts, some dating back to the 1690s and also access a unique documentary resource in our library. The heritage centre tells the story of Orangeism and its role in society not only in Northern Ireland but across the world and has on display artefacts from the Williamite period together with such diverse items as the ceremonial robe of the famous 'Grand Old Duke of York' of nursery rhyme fame and stone carvings by Native American members of the Orange Order in Canada.
1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter
Belfast BT3 9EP
Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, the Shipyard Ride, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a modern and insightful way. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.