Fernhill House: the People's Museum

Glencairn Road, Glencairn
Belfast BT13 3PT


Fernhill House was finished in 1864 by John Smith, the first resident and the house has little changed since than. The house is traditional in its Irish mid-Victorian appearance; it is a mixture of the Classical and Italian Renaissance architectural styles.

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Market Square
Lisburn BT28 1AG


The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum houses a major exhibition of the history of Irish Linen, an interactive gallery with hands on participation in linen manufacturing processes; an audio-visual presentation on the lives of workers in a Victorian factory setting and hand loom weavers producing linen on restored 19th century looms.

Northern Ireland Museums Council

6 Crescent Gardens,
Belfast BT7 1NS


The Northern Ireland Museums Council is a company with charitable status that was established under Ministerial order in 1993. It is managed by a Board, composed of representatives from the regional and national museums in Northern Ireland.

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 Museum

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.

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.

Titanic Belfast

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.

Ulster Museum

Botanic Gardens
Belfast BT9 5AB


Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present. Take 8,000 square metres of galleries, add rich collections of art, archaeology, local history and natural sciences, mix them with a constantly changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events, and you have all the ingredients for a fascinating voyage of discovery. From ancient Ireland to the South Pacific, from masterpieces of modern art to rare flowers, the museum is a window to the north of Ireland and a window on the world.