National Museums Northern Ireland

National Museums NI are Northern Ireland’s premier cultural, learning and tourist destinations. Our four museums are home to 1.4 million objects in the national collection.

Each of our museums offers a unique experience.

Ulster Museum is the home of Northern Ireland’s treasures, past and present. Our rich collections of art, history and natural sciences take you on a journey across the globe and to the far reaches of space.

At the Ulster Folk Museum in Cultra rediscover Ulster as it was over a century ago. Explore rolling hills of countryside and a bustling town filled with authentic period buildings. See daily demonstrations of traditional crafts from basket weaving to printing and meet the costumed guides bringing it all to life.

Ulster Transport Museum is home to one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe. Journey through time and discover the epic story of transport and social change in this part of the world over decades. It’s a unique place for the dreamers and doers of tomorrow to draw inspiration from the engineering giants of this small country.

Embark on an adventure back in time at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh through the stories, the music and the people who made new lives in faraway places. Wander the well-trodden pathways of rural Ulster before emerging in the New World and seeing what life was like on the American frontier.