Learning in your community

Learning is something you can do any day and at any time, whether you're in your local library, museum, cinema, art gallery or just exploring your local area. Many libraries, museums and galleries also have excellent learning sections on their websites.

Libraries

As well as providing a wide range of books, libraries usually have a variety of resources you can use. This can include:

  • reference books
  • journals and publications
  • newspapers
  • computers and other IT facilities
  • music, videos and DVDs
  • local information
  • mobile library service visiting community areas
  • Libraries and books

Many libraries also run informal technology awareness sessions to help you go online for the first time, improve your digital skills and show you more about using smartphone and tablet devices. To find out more about training events in libraries, see GO ON NI events.

Museums and galleries

Museums and galleries can be both educational and fun, whether you are interested in local history, art or dinosaurs.

Your local area

You can find out more about your local area by visiting the National Trust website. You can also look at historic maps and photographs at your local library. Your tourist office can give you information about historic walks, events and attractions.

Film, television and theatre

The British Film Institute manages the largest film and television archive in the world. Archived material is accessible via exhibitions and screenings in cinemas. Locally, you can check out what is happening on the Northern Ireland screen website.

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