Museums and galleries

If you want a day out that is educational and fun, visit a museum or gallery. From local history to modern art and dinosaurs to space rockets, there's something for everybody.

What's on

As well as featured exhibitions, museums and galleries sometimes hold workshops, activities and events. 

The National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland include:

You can find out more on the National Museums Northern Ireland  and Northern Ireland Museums Council and websites.

You'll find a list of museums to visit on Discover Northern Ireland.

Ulster Aviation Society has a unique collection of over 40 historic aircraft and exhibits celebrating Northern Ireland’s aviation heritage.

For a list of art galleries to visit, go to Discover Northern Ireland.


Libraries in Northern Ireland often organise art and historical exhibitions and other cultural events. Find out what is on in your local library.

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