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County Antrim Museum's.

Irish Museums

Museums in Antrim.

Museums in Belfast.

 
 
 
Ulster Museum.
 

Situated in the Botanic Gardens it's collections include contemporary international art, Irish art, Irish furniture, glass, silver, ceramics, and costume, and a display of life in Ireland over 9,000 years.

Perhaps the best known collection is the gold and silver jewelry recovered by divers in 1968 from the Spanish Armada treasure ship Girona, wrecked off the Giant's Causeway in 1588.

Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens
Belfast

Local chieftain Sorley Boy MacDonnell who lived in nearby Dunluce Castle salvaged some of the treasure from the wreck and used the proceeds to repair the castle.

 
More information about The Ulster Museum
 

Museums in Carrickfergus.

 
Carrickfergus Gasworks
 

The only surviving gasworks in Ireland, first opened in 1885 it supplied the town with gas for over one hundred years it stopped making gas in 1967 and closed in 1987.

The Gasworks Museum

Carrickfergus

It is now fully restored and open to the public, although it does not now produce gas.

 

 
More information about Carrickfergus Gasworks

 

Museum and Tourist Information.
 

Explore the history of Carrickfergus from prehistoric times to the present day

Antrim Street
Carrickfergus

Co Antrim
Tel +44 (0)289335 8049
Fax +44 (0)2893350350
E Mail
Web Site

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Admission Free!

 

 
 

Museums in Ballymena

 

 
Ballymena Museum.
 
Ballymena
Co Antrim
Tel +44 (0)2825642166
E Mail
Web Site

An enjoyable venue for all the family, the museum explores the rich cultural and historical heritage of the town and surrounding area.