Getting to PRONI and opening hours

Find out about PRONI opening hours and travelling to PRONI.

Opening Hours

Please note:  PRONI will be closed on Thursday 12 July and Friday 13 July 2018

PRONI is open each weekday, Monday to Friday, apart from public holidays.  PRONI is open on Thursday evenings from mid-January through to November.  PRONI does not close over lunchtimes. No appointment is necessary.  You must register as a PRONI visitor in order to access records onsite.  You can do this when you arrive - please remember to bring photographic ID.

PRONI Opening Hours – January 2018 to January 2019

Day

Opening Hours

Document ordering times

PRONI Opening Hours

Monday

9.00 am to 4.45 pm

9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Tuesday

9.00 am to 4.45 pm

9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Wednesday

9.00 am to 4.45 pm

9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Thursday

10.00 am to 8.45 pm

10.00 am to 8.00 pm

Friday

9.00 am to 4.45 pm

9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Public Holidays in 2018/19

  • Monday 19 March 2018 - St Patrick's Day
  • Monday 2 April 2018 - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 3 April 2018 - Easter Tuesday
  • Monday 7 May 2018 - Early May Bank Holiday
  • Monday 28 May 2018 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • Thursday 12 July and Friday 13 July 2018 - Battle of the Boyne
  • Monday 27 August 2018 - Summer Bank Holiday
  • Monday 24 December 2018 (TBC)
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018 - Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018 - Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 - New Year's Day

Where is PRONI located?

Our postal address is:

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
2 Titanic Boulevard
BELFAST
BT3 9HQ

Location map showing PRONI and its surroundings

Travelling to PRONI

By bus or rail

By bus

From Belfast City centre at Donegall Square North take Metro 26, 26A, 26B or 26C route.

For the 26, 26B and 26C, alight at the Premier Inn just after passing the SSE Arena, Belfast. The PRONI building is directly across the road.  

For the 26A alight at the Citibank building after passing the SSE Arena, Belfast then take the next left off Sydenham Road. This takes you into Titanic Boulevard and PRONI is on the left hand side.

By rail

Titanic Quarter Station is only a short walk from PRONI, approximately 10 minutes away on foot. If travelling from Belfast, cross the footbridge onto Sydenham Road. Turn left from the footbridge onto the Sydenham Road then take the first turn on the right onto Titanic Boulevard. PRONI is on the left hand side.  

Belfast Central Station is approximately 20 minutes walk away. Head towards the SSE Arena, Belfast. Pass the SSE Arena, Belfast on your left then go past the junction and turn left at the Citibank building onto Titanic Boulevard. PRONI is on the left hand side.

For further information on bus or rail travel within Northern Ireland and for timetables, visit the Translink website.

By car

PRONI is approximately 1½ miles from Belfast City Hall. Cross Queens Bridge and keep left, passing the SSE Arena, Belfast on your left. Pass through the junction and Titanic Boulevard is on the left immediately after the Citibank building. PRONI is on the left hand side.

If approaching by the M1 Motorway from the west, continue onto the Westlink and then onto the M3 (heading towards Bangor). At junction 1 take the A2 exit to Belfast (the exit for the SSE Arena, Belfast), turn left towards Sydenham Road then take the first right onto Sydenham Road. Turn left onto Titanic Boulevard immediately after the Citibank building and PRONI is on the left hand side. .

If approaching by the A2 Sydenham bypass from the east, take the exit on the right towards Dee Street. Turn left at Dee Street then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Sydenham Road. After about half a mile turn right into Titanic Boulevard. PRONI is on the left hand side.

If approaching from the north by the M2, continue onto the M3 (heading towards Bangor). At junction 1 take the A2 exit to Belfast (the exit for the SSE Arena, Belfast), turn left towards Sydenham Road then take the first right onto Sydenham road. Turn left onto Titanic Boulevard immediately after the Citibank building and PRONI is on the left hand side.

If you are using a sat nav to find your way to the PRONI building, please use the postcode BT3 9HQ (Titanic Boulevard).

Parking

Parking is available at the SSE Arena, Belfast. Please see the SSE (formerly Odyssey) Arena website for details of prices. The SSE Arena, Belfast also offers a pre-paid parking service which you may wish to consider if you are a regular visitor.

There are other car parks available in Titanic Quarter in close proximity to PRONI, including at Belfast Metropolitan College and the Gateway car park at the Premier Inn.

The location of Titanic Quarter car parks can be viewed in this map. 

The Parkopedia website provides details of other car parks in the Belfast city centre area.

There are two disabled parking spaces available to Blue Badge holders free of charge opposite the main entrance to PRONI. In addition, there are sixteen parking spaces on Titanic Boulevard which are pay and display to all, including Blue Badge holders.

By air

It is possible to fly direct into Belfast from most major European cities and many international destinations.  Belfast has two local airports – Belfast International Airport, which services both domestic and international flights; and George Best Belfast City airport, which caters mainly for domestic air traffic.

George Best Belfast City Airport is approximately 4 miles from Belfast city centre.

Belfast International Airport is approximately 20 miles from Belfast City Centre.

Belfast is easily accessible from Dublin International Airport and City of Derry Airport by car, bus or rail.

By sea

Ferry crossings operate from the UK mainland into Larne and Belfast ports in Northern Ireland and into Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare ports in the Republic of Ireland.

Ferry crossings also operate from Cherbourg and Roscoff in France to Rosslare in County Wexford.

By bicycle or on foot

Titanic Quarter is approximately 1.3 miles from both Belfast City Hall, with an approximate walking time of 25 minutes. Visitors can cross one of three bridges, including the Lagan Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge.

There is a cycle and walking route connecting the Comber Greenway with the wider National Cycle Network via Titanic Quarter. The route includes the reopened Fraser Street and new crossings at King's Road, Beersbridge Road, Dee Street and Sydenham Road.

There are a number of public bicycle parking facilities on Queen’s Road, located to the rear of the Arc Apartments and at the entrance to Belfast Metropolitan College.

The Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes scheme also offers bikes for rent 365 days a year from 6am to midnight daily. There are 30 docking stations located throughout the city centre, including a dock at Odyssey/Sydenham Road. Visit the Belfast Bike Scheme website for further details.

Distances and travel times (driving) to Belfast city centre:

Location Miles Driving time
George Best Belfast City Airport 4 c.20 mins
Belfast International Airport 20 c. 40mins
Coleraine 56 c.1hr 15mins
Omagh 67 c.1hr 20mins
Derry~Londonderry 70 c.1hr 40mins
Enniskillen 82 c.1hr 45mins
Dublin 100 c.2hrs
Galway 195 c.4hrs 40mins
Rosslare 207 c.4hrs 30mins
Limerick 225 c.4hrs 50mins
Cork 260 c.5hrs 45mins

Other things to do in Titanic Quarter and beyond

PRONI is located in the heart of Belfast’s historic Titanic Quarter and we are only a short walk away from a host of unique visitor attractions, including the world famous Harland and Wolff cranes 'Samson' and 'Goliath' and the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction.  

You can also visit Titanic’s dock, Pump House and slipway; the SS Nomadic and HMS Caroline; the Odyssey Pavilion and W5 science and discovery centre; as well as Titanic Studios where hit HBO show Game of Thrones is filmed.  For a more active and adventurous experience, visitors can try wakeboarding on the Lagan, take a segway tour of the area or visit T13 Urban Sports Park.  The Wee Tram offers a hop-on hop-off excursion around all of these activities and more.

For further visitor information, see the Titanic Foundation website.

Tourist information

For more information about what to do, what to see and where to stay during your visit, try the Visit Belfast websiteDiscover Northern Ireland official website of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), will provide details on what to see and do throughout Northern Ireland and the Discover Ireland website provides tourist information for all of Ireland.

 

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