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Out & About

At National Museums Northern Ireland we love it that so many of you (798,067 in fact, in 2015-16) visit our museums to explore our sites, immerse yourselves in our exhibitions and participate in our events and activities. But what if you could experience museums and collections in your own neighbourhood?

That’s our aim with our new ‘Out & About’ programme, to increase access to our fascinating collections by bringing them directly to you.

Events for Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week 2016

Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week is an opportunity to celebrate all aspects of our culture and heritage, promote cultural diversity and tackle sectarianism and racism.
Time Title of event
Falls Road Library Monday 19 September        10.00am - 4.00pm Community Life: Share Your Stories
Derry Central Library Tuesday 20 September   2.30pm - 4.30pm Your City, Your Art
Belfast Central Library Wednesday 21 September   2.30pm - 4.30pm Alternative Ulster
Omagh Library Thursday 22 September   2.30pm - 4.30pm Quilting Together
Colin Glen Library Friday 23 September   2.30pm - 4.30pm A Step in Time


Events at Libraries October 2016 – March 2017

We’ve teamed up with Libraries NI, so that you can get hands-on with art, history and science in your local library.
Each event takes place between 2:30 - 4:30pm  
Title of event
Ormeau Road Library Monday 31 October Batty about Halloween: In Touch with Nature
Tullycarnet Library Wednesday 16 November Thingamyjigs: In Touch with History
Belfast Central Library Wednesday 14 December Christmas Presents: In Touch with Toys and Games
Colin Glen Library Tuesday 31 January Weapons and Warfare: In Touch with Archaeology
Omagh Library Wednesday 8 February All Dressed Up: In Touch with Costume
Derry Central Library Wednesday 22 February In Our Element: In Touch with Science
Cregagh Library Wednesday 15 March It Beats Walking- the Sedan Chair: In Touch with Transport

If you’d like more information on future Out & About initiatives please e-mail outandabout@nmni.com or call 028 9039 5161. And keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for news of what’s happening near you.

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Download the Out & About, Museums in your Community 2015-2019 Booklet (PDF)