museums and attractions

Attractions in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has some interesting museums, including the rare Patterson's Spade Mill. Railways and transport museums abound too.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions.

Moneypenny’s Lockhouse

Horse Shoe Lane, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, .

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways

Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum

346 Killadeas Road, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, .

  • Refreshments

Transport / Aircraft

Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry–Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, .

Transport / Maritime

Corn Mill & Sawmill

Castle Ward , Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Gray’s Printing Press

49 Main Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Green Lane Museum

Roe Valley Country Park, 41 Dogleap Road, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Agricultural

Garvagh Museum

142a Main Street, Garvagh, Co. Londonderry, .

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Barn Museum

Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

HMS Caroline

Alexandra Dock, Queen’s Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Nomadic Belfast

Hamilton Dock, Queens Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, .

Transport / Maritime

Museum at The Mill

Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, .

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Whitehead Railway Museum

Castleview Road, Whitehead, Co. Antrim, .

  • Refreshments

Railways / Railway Museum

Flame – Gasworks Museum

44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Carrickfergus Museum

11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

NI Science Park, Queen's Road , Queen's Island, Belfast, Co. Antrim, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Titanic Belfast

1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Drumawhey Junction Railway

Four Road Ends , 60 Upper Gransha Road, Nr Donaghadee, Co. Down, .
Tel: 028 9147 3948 .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Miniature Railways

Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway

Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, .
Tel: 028 4461 5779.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway

Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, .
Tel: 028 2073 2844.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

Wellbrook Beetling Mill

20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, .
Tel: 028 8674 8210.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum2

Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Patterson’s Spade Mill

751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, .
Tel: 028 9443 3619.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum

5 Darling Street, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh, .
Tel: 028 6632 7488.

  • Refreshments

Railways / Railway Museum

Dundonald Old Mill

231 Belfast Road, Dundonald, Belfast, Co. Down, .
Tel: 028 9048 5030.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

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