This list of museums in Northern Ireland contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Many other small historical displays are located in the country's stately homes, including those run by the National Trust.

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Name Image Town/City County Type Summary
Crumlin Road Gaol CrumlinRdGaol.Int Belfast County Antrim Prison Victorian-era prison under restoration as a museum
Titanic's Dock and Pumphouse Pump House, Belfast, April 2010 (02) Belfast County Antrim Industry website, Edwardian-era pump house with exhibits on shipbuilding in Belfast, Harland & Wolff, launch of the RMS Titanic
Ulster Museum Ulster Museum (18), October 2009 Belfast County Antrim Multiple Fine art, decorative arts, natural history, archaeology, Ancient Egypt, world cultures, geology, history
Brookhall Historical Farm Image needed LHB Lisburn County Antrim Agriculture website, information, open by appointment, farm artefacts
Flame The Gasworks Museum of Ireland Image needed LHB Carrickfergus County Antrim Industry website, restored coal gasworks and appliances
Patterson's Spade Mill Patersons Spade Mill NI - 2010 - IMG 1530 Templepatrick Antrim Industry website, operated by the National Trust, historic spade mill
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland Image needed LHB Whitehead County Antrim Railway Heritage railway and museum at the Whitehead Excursion Station
Ulster Aviation Collection and Hangar Image needed LHB Sprucefield County Antrim Aviation website, open for groups by pre-arrangement, aircraft and articles relating to Northern Ireland's aviation heritage, located in a hangar of RAF Long Kesh (connection to Harry Ferguson)
Ardress House Image needed LHB Annaghmore County Armagh Historic house website, operated by the National Trust, 17th century farmhouse with 18th century interior, working farmyard with animals
Armagh Planetarium Rolls-Royce RZ2 rocket engine Armagh County Armagh Science Planetarium and science museum featuring physics, space and astronomical exhibits inside the museum and on the grounds
Craigavon Museum Image needed LHB Craigavon County Armagh Local website, local history, agriculture, linen industry, culture
Millenium Court Arts Centre Portadown (74), September 2009 Portadown Armagh Art website, arts centre with two galleries
Mullaghbawn Folk Museum Image needed LHB Mullaghbawn Armagh History information, traditional two-roomed thatched farm house and out buildings
Newry and Mourne Museum Bagenals Castle, Newry, March 2010 (02) Newry County Armagh Local website, located in Bagenal's Castle, local history, trades, fishing, industry, culture
Tannaghmore Animal Farm Image needed LHB Craigavon County Armagh Agriculture website, heritage animal breeds, farm tools and equipment
Ballycopeland Windmill Ballycopeland windmill 279350930 a90dcc8d8c b Millisle County Down Mill Restored windmill and miller's house, operated by the NIEA
Bann Valley Museum Image needed LHB Banbridge Down Local website, planned museum of local history and culture
Down County Museum Down County Museum (03), August 2009 Downpatrick County Down Local website, located in an 18th century gaol, local history, culture
Downpatrick Railway Museum Downpatrick Station, February 2010 (01) Downpatrick County Down Railway Heritage railway and museum
Grey Point Fort Grey Point Fort Helen's Bay County Down Military website, located in Crawfordsburn Country Park, one of a pair of artillery batteries guarding Belfast Lough during both 20th century World Wars; its twin is near the Salt Mines at Kilroot
Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds Mount Stewart Strangford County Down Historic house Operated by the National Trust
North Down Museum Image needed LHB Bangor County Down Local website, information, local history, culture
Scarva Visitor Centre Image needed LHB Scarva County Down Local information, local history, Newry Canal and the linen industry
Somme Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Conlig County Down Military Ireland's military history in World War I
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Ulster Transport Museum - Bus display IMG 2950 Cultra County Down Multiple Open air village with crafts demonstrations from the early 20th century, steam locomotives, Transport Museum with horse-drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire engines and vintage cars, permanent RMS Titanic exhibit
Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre Belleek Pottery, County Fermanagh - - 204197 Belleek County Fermanagh Art Belleek fine porcelain pieces
Castle Archdale Castle Archdale - - 52755 Irvinestown County Fermanagh Military Country park with museum about the role of RAF Castle Archdale and coastal command based at Castle Archdale during World War II
Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum Image needed LHB Enniskillen County Fermanagh Railway website, includes reconstructed railway booking office and railroad memorabilia of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway and the Clogher Valley Railway
Foyle Valley Railway Museum Foyle Valley Railway Museum - - 142032 Derry County Londonderry Railway website
Garvagh Museum Image needed LHB Garvagh County Londonderry History website, rural and domestic life in the 19th & early 20th centuries
Green Lane Museum Image needed LHB Limavady County Londonderry Local Local history, linen and agricultural industry, rural life
Harbour Museum Image needed LHB Derry County Londonderry Maritime website, city's maritime history
Hezlett House Image needed LHB Castlerock County Londonderry Historic house website, operated by the National Trust, 17th century thatched cottage
Tower Museum - Derry Tower Museum, Derry - Londonderry - - 1159078 Derry Londonderry Local website, city's history, culture
Workhouse Museum Image needed LHB Derry Londonderry Local website, historic workhouse, used for changing exhibits of city history and culture
Abingdon Collection Image needed LHB Omagh County Tyrone Multiple website, classic cars, World War II military memorabilia
Ulster American Folk Park Ulster American Folk Park Castletown Tyrone Open air Irish rural life, lifestyle and experiences of those immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries
Wellbrooke Beetling Mill Wellbrook Beetling Mill - - 112280 Cookstown Tyrone Industry website, operated by the National Trust, working water-powered mill used in the processing of flax to make linen thread

Defunct museumsEdit

  • Palace Stables Heritage Centre, now council offices[1], Armagh
  • Ulster History Park, Gortin

See alsoEdit


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