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Address: 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: (+44) 028 90 534800
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Archives staff was tremendously helpful. Process for viewing records ran very smoothly. Nice purpose-built building, although a bit off the beaten path from the main area of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
killearnan
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Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Archives staff was tremendously helpful. Process for viewing records ran very smoothly. Nice purpose-built building, although a bit off the beaten path from the main area of the city.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went to see the Public a Record Office to do some research and was blown away by the facilities and the amount of information available. New,spacious building in the Titanic quarter,much better than its predecessor but parking is an issue.

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It was an interesting place and especially helpful when looking up ancestors who came from Northern Ireland. Staff very helpful and the building quite nice.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Called in to look for 1940's images. This was my first time and I had to register and get my photograph taken for a pass but that's valid for a year. It's a new building with fantastic computer reference facilities and staff to help. There's even a cafe on site as it'll take a while to research. Although there's ticketed... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Though I had very, very little time to visit the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, I wanted to make it a priority during my short stay in the Belfast area. Sadly, that time was even more limited than anticipated. My partner and I had debated whether or not to visit one research facility (PRONI) or another (Ulster Heritage Foundation).... More 

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Regina, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This place is amazing. There is so much information, so many different aspects and everyone is very friendly and helpful. It's well worth a visit whether you have ancestry in Northern Ireland or not. The eatery inside is very nice too and clean. The records are wonderfully kept whether it's microfilm or paper form. You could be at this building... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went here to further research our Scots-Irish ancestors who came from Northern Ireland. The librarians were all very helpful, and there was lots of information, but unless you are well-prepared and know exactly what you are looking for, you need more than one day to tap into all the resources. They are very organized there with their registration procedures,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Ever wondered what is the 31st most popular attraction in Belfast, according to TripAdvisor? Look no further: Shower, pre-drinks then head down to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Discover how suspiciously close your ancestors lived near one another before they emigrated out of this place as quickly as they could.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have been tracing my Family Tree for many years and was looking forward to my first visit in the new building but I was deeply disappointed. The building is very large but could be certainly accommodated much better. The place is very dull and empty because of the size of the place. The staffs customer service is very poor... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a great way to get in touch with your roots. The building is very professional and clean, the staff was incredibly helpful, and it was all completely free. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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