Looking for the best museums in Northern Ireland? These are the best ones:
Titanic BelfastBelfastTitanic Belfast is a museum in Belfast. The museum features exhibits related to: industry, maritime and social history.
Ulster MuseumBelfastUlster Museum is an iconic home to treasures past and present in the beautiful surroundings of Belfast’s Botanic Gardens. Free to enter, the museum is a welcoming and inspiring destination for locals and tourists alike. There’s something for art lovers, history buffs, inquisitive kids and the cultur
W5BelfastW5 is a museum in Belfast. The museum features exhibits related to: natural sciences and science and technology.
Castle WardStrangfordExplore this 332-hectare walled demesne dramatically set overlooking Strangford Lough and see the quirky mid Georgian mansion, home of the Ward family since the 16th century. An architectural curiosity, it is built inside and out in the distinctly different styles of classical and gothic. Children c
Giant's Causeway Visitor CentreBushmills
Ulster Folk MuseumHolywoodExperience Ulster as it was over 100 years ago at this open-air museum and discover how reconnecting with the customs and traditions of the past can help us grow and thrive in the world today. First opened in 1964, the Ulster Folk Museum is a remarkable living museum and environmental resource situ
Ulster American Folk ParkOmaghUlster American Folk Park is a museum in Omagh. The museum features exhibits related to: social history, medicine, costume and textiles, maritime, architecture, land transport, agriculture, archives and personalities.
Carrickfergus CastleCarrickfergusA striking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace. It represents over 800 years of military might. Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the Castle saw action right up to World War II. Today it is mai
Tower MuseumLondonderryTower Museum is a museum in Derry. The museum features exhibits related to Personalities, Science and Technology, Fine Art, Music, Maritime, Social History, Archives, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art and Archaeology.
Saint Patrick CentreDownpatrickSaint Patrick Centre is a museum in Downpatrick. The museum features exhibits related to Personalities and Religion.
ExplorisPortaferryThe Northern Ireland Aquarium was opened by Ards Borough Council in 1987 to enable the public to view the amazingly diverse marine life that exists around these islands. The conservation village of Portaferry was the ideal location. It is sited on the shores of the Marine Nature reserve of Strangfo
Castle CooleEnniskillenCastle Coole is a neo-classical house in Ireland, built to impress by the first Earl of Belmore 1789- 97 and is surrounded by a landscape park on the edge of Enniskillen. Contrasting to the splendour of the house, Castle Coole also has one of the finest basements in the National Trust. This is an in
Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumArmaghThe Armagh Observatory and Planetarium offers visitors a unique experience which makes it "the place for space". In the Planetarium’s Digital Full Dome Theatre you can sit back, relax and experience the wonders of our Universe. Take a tour of the night sky, and discover how our scientific research
Somme MuseumNewtownardsThe Somme Museum is an independent fully accredited museum established in 1994 between Newtownards and Bangor. The Museum features exhibits related to: social history, archives, weapons & war, costume, textiles and personalities. It is an institution for the study and interpretation of Ireland's c
The ArgoryDungannonThe Argory is a museum in Dungannon. The museum features exhibits related to: fine art, social history, costume and textiles, decorative and applied art and archives.
Metropolitan Arts CentreBelfastThe MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) is Belfast’s new arts venue. Selecting, creating and mixing up music, theatre, dance and art – bringing local and international talent under one roof.
Down County MuseumDownpatrickDown County Museum is a museum in Downpatrick. The museum features exhibits related to Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Maritime, Social History, Land Transport, Archives, Weapons and War, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Costume and Textiles and Natural Sciences.
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett HouseCastlerock
Downpatrick and County Down RailwayDownpatrickDownpatrick and County Down Railway is a museum in Downpatrick. The museum features exhibits related to: archaeology, archives and land transport.
Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn MuseumLisburnIrish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum is a museum in Lisburn. The museum features exhibits related to Decorative and Applied Art, Archives, Personalities, Social History, Natural Sciences, Archaeology, Fine Art, Land Transport, Weapons and War, Science and Technology, Costume and Textiles, Coins and
SpringhillMoneymoreSpringhill is an atmospheric 17th-century ‘plantation’ home. The house tour takes in the library, Conyngham family furniture, gun room, nursery, resident ghost and the unusual and colourful costume exhibition which has some 17th-century Irish pieces. There are waymarked paths in the estate, walled g
Royal Ulster Rifles MuseumBelfastThe 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.
Museum of Orange HeritageCastlereaghThe Museum of Orange Heritage, Schomberg House, aims to educate, encourage understanding, address negative perceptions and build confidence with all those that come to visit. This site focuses on the history and traditions of the Orange Institution, beginning with the Glorious Revolution, and tra
Sentry Hill Historic House and Visitor CentreGlengormleySentry Hill Historic House and Visitor Centre is a museum in Newtownabbey. The museum features exhibits related to Fine Art, Archaeology, Weapons and War, Archives, Social History, Decorative and Applied Art and Literature.
Armagh County MuseumArmaghArmagh County Museum is a museum in Armagh. The museum features exhibits related to Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Social History, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles and Archives. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum
Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers CentreCarrickfergus
Gray's Printing PressStrabaneAn 18th-century printing press, where John Dunlap, the printer of the American Declaration of Independence, and James Wilson, grandfather of President Woodrow Wilson, learnt their trade. There is a collection of 19th-century hand-printing machines, as well as an audio-visual display. The former stat
Newry and Mourne MuseumNewryNewry and Mourne Museum is a museum in Newry. The museum features exhibits related to: costume and textiles, archaeology, maritime, archives and social history.
Royal Irish Fusiliers MuseumArmaghRoyal Irish Fusiliers Museum is a museum in Armagh. The museum features exhibits related to: weapons and war, costume and textiles and archives.
Ardress HousePortadownArdress House is a museum in Portadown. The museum features exhibits related to: decorative and applied art and social history.
Whitehead Railway MuseumWhiteheadTake a journey through the history of Irish railways at Whitehead Railway Museum. The museum showcases the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s large collection of heritage locomotives and carriages, many of which have been restored to their full glory. Interactive displays and exhibits expl
Armagh ObservatoryArmaghArmagh Observatory is a museum in Armagh. The museum features exhibits related to Science and Technology.
The Inniskillings MuseumEnniskillenThe Inniskillings Museum is a museum in Enniskillen. The museum features exhibits related to: land transport, architecture, photography, archaeology, fine art, social history, natural sciences, coins and medals, costume and textiles, weapons and war, decorative and applied art, industry, trade and c
Mid-Antrim MuseumBallymenaMid-Antrim Museum is a museum in Ballymena. The museum features exhibits related to: literature, fine art, music, trade and commerce, archives, land transport, archaeology, costume and textiles, agriculture, religion, coins and medals, law and order, photography, weapons and war, social history, dec
Fermanagh County MuseumEnniskillenFermanagh County Museum is a registered museum, under the MLA Accreditation Scheme for museums in the United Kingdom.The museum is located within and around the historic Enniskillen Castle and was established in 1976 by Fermanagh District Council. The museum collections reflect Fermanagh's history,
ECOS - Millennium Environmental CentreBallymena
Ballycastle MuseumBallycastleBallycastle Museum is a museum in Ballycastle. The museum features exhibits related to Fine Art, Social History and Decorative and Applied Art.
Derrymore HouseBessbrookDerrymore House is a late 18th-century thatched house in gentrified vernacular style.
Ballymoney MuseumBallymoneyBallymoney Museum is a museum in Ballymoney. The museum features exhibits related to: archives, natural sciences, archaeology, trade and commerce, photography, social history, costume and textiles, law and order, weapons and war and medicine. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: mo
The Ballance HouseGlenavyThe Ballance House is a restored 19th century homestead in the rural countryside of Glenavy. It was the birthplace of John Ballance who went on to become the 14th Premier of New Zealand (1891-93). Our Exhibition 'Half a World Away From Here - Our New Zealand Story' engages visitors in an exploratio
Foyle Valley Railway MuseumLondonderryFoyle Valley Railway Museum is a museum in Derry. The museum features exhibits related to Land Transport and Archives.
Headhunters Barber Shop and Railway MuseumEnniskillen
Crom Visitor CentreEnniskillenEscape to this breathtaking 810-hectare demesne, set amid the romantic and tranquil landscape of Upper Lough Erne. One of Ireland's most important nature conservation areas, Crom's ancient woodland and picturesque islands are home to many rare species, including the elusive pine marten. The ancient
North Down MuseumBangorThe Heritage Centre exists to reflect, promote and protect North Down's historical, archaeological, artistic and cultural heritage. Its services will ideally cater for the widest possible cross-section of the local community, for visitors and for tourists. The North Down Museum features exhibits rel