Northern Ireland

Plan days out in Northern Ireland. Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions and more, in Belfast and beyond.

A photo of a skeleton being dug up at Hillsborough castle in belfast, northern ireland

This female skeleton has been discovered at an ancient burial ground on the site of the Queen's Hillsborough Castle residence in Northern Ireland

Hundreds of volunteers have helped unearth a female skeleton which could be 1,000 years old and point to a long-gone medieval church at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

A photo of a buggy from the 19th century American Civil War at the Ulster Museum in Belfast

Object of the Week: An American Civil War buggy owned by a priest from Armagh

Father Arthur Michael McGinnis, who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest and sent to the small town of Gettysburg during the 19th century, owned this buggy, pre-dating the Civil War he witnessed.

A photo of a woman sitting in a dimly lit exhibition space

Style and craft: Five top designs from The Fine Art of Furniture

From Celtic revival chairs to carved 18th century tables, see five of the best from the newly-opened Ulster Museum exhibition.

A photo of a man with an old fashioned science set in a box

World's most dangerous toy goes on display at Ulster Museum

A children’s atomic energy science set - once described as the world’s most dangerous toy - has gone on display in the Elements exhibition at Ulster Museum.

A black and white photo of a large curved building with people drawing on tables in it

Control centre where plans for Titanic were drawn up to be turned into boutique Belfast hotel

The Titanic Foundation has won £4.9 million in Heritage Lottery Fund backing for its plans to turn the vacant Harland and Wolff headquarters into a commercially viable hotel.

A photo of a man digging a square brown archaeological pit in front of a greenfield castle

"Extremely lucky" archaeologists find evidence of 15th century settlement near Northern Irish castle

The Environment Minister for Northern Ireland says a surprise stone-built structure near Dunluce Castle is a "tremendously exciting historical development".

Belfast scores Russia Year of Culture 2014 coup as Bolshoi Theatre costumes shown in gaol

The Bolshoi Theatre and the Russian Museum of Ethnography are displaying dozens of dazzling costumes at the 19th century Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. See pictures here.

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