Viewing: Northern Ireland
Knock Shrine is an international place of pilgrimage and prayer where over one and a half million people make their way every year. The story of Knock began on 21 August 1879 when fifteen local people witnessed a miraculous apparition on the gable wall of the parish church. There were many reports of cures following the apparition and all who visit Knock like to touch the original stone where Our Lady appeared.
The oldest county museum in Ireland is set in Armagh's beautiful Georgian tree-lined Mall. Its collections capture centuries of stories relating to the people who lived, worked and had connections with the famous city and hostoric county.
Discover the secrets that make Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories in Irish Craftsmanship. Our award winning visitor centre offers guided tours with a chance to meet and talk with the craftsmen, along with restaurant, audiovisual theatre, museum and before you leave be sure to browse around our showroom.
Experience the stately grandeur of this stunning 18th century mansion set in a beautiful wooded landscape park ideal for family walks. Castle Coole is one of Irelandâ€™s finest Neo-classical houses, allowing visitors to glimpse what life was like in the home of the first Earl of Belmore, who built the house to impress in 1789-97.
Dating back to the 15th century, this impressive castle overlooks Lough Erne on the west side of Enniskillen and includes Fermanagh County Museum, and the Inniskillings Museum.
Northern Irelandâ€™s only public aquarium and seal sanctuary, Exploris is located in the loughshore village of Portaferry. The aquariumâ€™s live exhibits lead you from the rich tidal waters of Strangford Lough and out to the underwater world of the open sea.
One of Europe's finest showcases with a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. In 2008, the UNESCO endorsed Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark was expanded to include some of the most scenic landscapes in Counties Fermanagh and Cavan, making it the first cross-border Geopark anywhere in the world.
The new Mid-Antrim Museum is designed to world-class standards, with content and storyline to fascinate local residents and visitors alike. It explores the history of mid- Antrim from earliest times to the present day through a mix of state of art interactive technology and remarkable original artefacts.
The Navan Centre interprets one of Irelandâ€™s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, formerly royal seat of the Kings of Ulster and the provinceâ€™s ancient capital, in a fun and interactive way.
Travel back in time and relive the Somme. Walk along the trenches, look into No Manâ€™s Land and experience the sights and sounds of the Battlefield, an experience to remember!
Titanic Belfast, opening April 2012, will be a "must see" visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. Housed in an iconic 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her construction and launch in Belfast to her famous maiden voyage and her subsequent place in history.
Tower Museum hosts two major historical exhibitions. The Story of Derry presents the history of the city from foundation to present day and An Armada Shipwreck - La Trinidad Valencera tells the story of an armada shipwreck in Irish waters.
Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the musuem that brings it to life. Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full-scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier.
Step back in time and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover town and countryside with cottages, farms, schools and shops to explore as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum, chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts.
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art history and natural sciences, and is free to all visitors.