National Museums NI preserves, protects and promotes Northern Ireland’s cultural assets, knowledge and collective memory. We create shared and trusted spaces to explore who we are, where we have come from, and where we might we be going.
The organisation comprises four museums – the Ulster Museum, the Ulster Folk Museum, the Ulster Transport Museum and the Ulster American Folk Park – and serves as a custodian for 1.4 million objects in Northern Ireland’s national collection.
Our vision is to:
Celebrate who we are; telling the stories of our past, challenging our present, shaping our future
We do to this by fulfilling our mission of:
- Developing, managing and caring for the collections
- Playing a leading role in the economic and social wellbeing of this place
- Making collections accessible to the widest possible audience
- Building an organisation where people feel valued
The Ulster Museum is the focus for National Museums NI’s work on the conflict and its legacy today. It is a safe and trusted space in which diverse voices can be heard and multiple perspectives and experiences explored.