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Northern Ireland Museums Council


The Northern Ireland Museums Council is the lead body supporting local museums across Northern Ireland.

Their Vision

A dynamic, inclusive and sustainable museum sector

Their Mission

To champion, develop and support museums

Northern Ireland Museums Council's core activities include:

  • Managing the Museum Accreditation Scheme, the sector standard for museums in the UK.
  • Providing Grant Assistance to Accredited museums.
  • Strengthening the skills of knowledge of people working and volunteering in museums.
  • Promoting museums and their collections as sources of inspiration, learning, and enjoyment.
  • Advocating and demonstrating the benefits and impacts of museums.
  • Undertaking Research and Publications to support the development of local museums.
  • Providing Guidance and Information to the sector and the general public.


Museum Service


153 Bangor Rd, Holywood, Down, BT18 0EU


+44 028 9055 0215