Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

PRONI Building with Harland & Wolff Cranes In Background
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PRONI holds a diverse range of archives from official and private sources, including church and school registers, court records, wills, land valuation and landed estate records.

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Opening hours

09:00 - 16:45 Mon-Wed and Fri
10:00 - 20:45 Thurs

Admission charges

Please contact venue for details.


Collection details

Archives, Industry, Law and Order, Personalities, Religion, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Presbyterian Church Records
  • Church of Ireland Records
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
PRONI Atrium

Guided Tours - European Heritage Open Day 2017

  • 9 September 2017 10am-4pm

Guided Tours – Every half hour

Starting at 10.00 am and lasting for 40 minutes, your guide will lead you through the research areas, and present a display of original documents.

The tour will continue behind the scenes into the secure stores, providing an insight into how the archives are stored and preserved.

No Need to book, just walk in on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Explore Your Archives

Explore Your Archive - Storytelling from Conflict

  • 21 November 2017 1:30-4:30pm

The PMA Collection is made up of 175 filmed walk-and-talk recordings with those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol and the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. The PMA features recordings of a range of participants including prison staff, prisoners, relatives, teachers, chaplains, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and maintenance workers. These recordings capture how everyday life was impacted by the conflict and builds a rich tapestry of the story of the prisons. Alongside the participant recordings the PMA Collection also includes photographs, paper documents and site footage.

A panel of speakers will present what inclusivity means to them within the frame of the PMA Collection.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see




Archives Explored

Explore Your Archive - Everyday life in the Irish Borderlands in the early 20th century

  • 22 November 2017 1-2pm

The meaning of the Irish border, as a symbol of division of the Ireland is emotive for many who inhabit the island, and indeed for many who do not. But for those who lived in its vicinity when partition separated north and south in the 1920s, the political boundary had a very different meaning, as they dealt with the practical impacts it had on their everyday lives.

Drawing on research from PRONI’s archives, amongst other sources, we will hear about the ordinary efforts of dealing with the border in some of the many guises it presented itself:

• as a territorial frontier
• as a trade barrier
• as a smuggling route
• dividing services
• challenging cultural connections

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Family friendly


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard
Northern Ireland




028 9053 4800


028 9025 5999

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